This year we again have access to a little 2018 Juliénas “Beauvernay” a wine which comes from 1 hectare of vines inherited from his uncle. The vineyard faces ‘plein sud’ or directly south giving it excellent exposition to the ripening sun. The soil here is different to the pink granite of Fleurie; here we are on blue ‘diorite’ which is another type of igneous rock. The wine is very pretty, a gorgeous cherry colour again in 2017 leads into charming aromas of strawberries, cherries and rocks. In the mouth it brings a smile to the face – it’s purity, crunchy fresh fruit and silky length make for a very attractive, delicious wine.