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Winemaker: Max Julliot

AOC: Moulis-en-Médoc

Vintage: 2021

Vol: 13.5 %

RS: 0 g/L

S02: 59 mg/L

Total Production: 450 bottles

Grapes: 62% Cabernet, 38% Merlot

Soils: Sand, Gravel, Clay, Limestone

Vegan: Yes

Allergens: None

Closure: Cork + Wax

Drinking Window: 5 - 15 years

Ethos: Certified Organic

 

Producer:

Husband and wife, Barbara and Max Julliot, have just taken over a small parcel of vines in Moulis with 2020 being their first vintage. Max has been working at top wineries around the world his whole life and came back to Bordeaux, the place of his upbringing to start a family. 

 

On the side Max had an organic and biodynamic conversion consultancy firm, when a small parcel of old-vine Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon came available to rent from 2021. His only condition was that he could do a half vintage in 2020 to test the waters, soils and vines and I have managed to secure 120 of the 450 bottles produced of their very first vintage. They are working out of a borrowed barn, so whilst I’d avoid the word “garagiste”, he’s one to look out for as he is rapidly gaining reputation for making wines with stylistic individuality. 

 

Viticulture and Vinification:

Manual harvest. Cold maceration in amphora, Natural yeast ferment. Foot treading and punchdown. 4-week fermentation. Blended with press juice. Full malo in barrels. 12 months in new barrels with medium toast. Addition of sulphites at bottling only. 

 

Tasting:

Very intense garnet colour. Intense nose of ripe black fruit, spice, vanilla. Ample mouth with powerful but supple tannins. Aromatic on black fruits, menthol, spices, long graphite finish.

SKJ Domaines, "J" 2020

£50.00Price
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