Juliénas 'Cote de Bessay' 2018

DOMAINE CHAPEL

Juliénas 'Cote de Bessay'
2018

Product code
808935
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Allocated
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation
Juliénas
Varietal(s)
Gamay 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

Domaine Chapel is a Beaujolais estate founded by David Chapel and Michele Smith-Chapel in the Cru Village of Régnié-Durette. The Chapels produced their first wine - a 2016 Juliénas “Côte de Bessay” - in partnership with the acclaimed Morgon estate Domaine Lapierre. The connection between the Chapel and Lapierre families goes back to the 1980s. David’s late father, Alain Chapel was one of the leaders of French Nouvelle Cuisine in the 1970s and 80s (along with Paul Bocuse, Jean and...

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*Revues de presse*

Vinous

- 91 points -

October 2019

Limpid violet color. Expressive aromas of fresh red berries on the perfumed nose, along with suggestions of pungent flowers and baking spices. Offers silken, mineral-laced raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that flesh out and become sweeter with air. Shows real energy and mineral lift, finishing very long and spicy, with repeating red fruit character and smooth tannins that come on late.

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Gismondi on Wine

- 91 points -

April 2020

Izadi Blanco is a 65/10/10/5/5/ mix of viura, malvasía, garnacha blanca, tempranillo blanco, maturana blanca, and turruntés, grown in some of the oldest vineyards in Rioja. The brand Izadi is young by Rioja standards, with just over three decades of production, but there is a feeling, a soul, for wine that belies that youth. A small percentage is barrel-fermented, and the result is a creamy, round palate. Expect an exuberant, juicy white with notes of quince, ripe apple, nectarines, and citrus. It begs you to serve it with food, from chicken to sushi to west coast seafood.

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