Domaine Janin Les Vignes des Jumeaux Beaujolais Villages 2014
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“The Janin’s estate is one of the leading lights of the Romanèche-Thorins. Its manicured vineyards are predominantly planted in manganese-rich soils that emphasize the wines’ spicy, very original taste of terroir and improve their ageing potential.” Bettane & Desseauve’s Guide to the Wines of France
This is the area of Burgundy that delivers the greatest values in red wines and when you consider that quality Moulin-à-Vent can easily live and develop for 40 – 50 years, you can hardly have too much of the stuff – you can expect something really special from a grower of this calibre.
Janin’s seven hectares of Moulin-à-Vent vines are scattered over 10 different parcels. Old vines, low yields and organic/biodynamic viticulture are the norm. No wonder La Revue du Vin de France lists Janin as amongst their top six Beaujolais growers. The wines are raised in the same huge 35/hl barrels first purchased by Eric Janin’s grandfather and are neither fined nor filtered. They are some of the most age worthy wines from the region with a structured, mineral, ferrous intensity that screams “granite”. This is in fact one of the very few Beaujolais estates forced to strictly allocate their wines … hence the very limited quantities we have available!
This juicy, crunchy Beaujolais-Villages comes from just 1-hectare of vines split across the red clays of Jumeaux and the granite of Les Peloux. The age of the vines is an impressive 60 years old, and these low-cropping Gamay plants deliver the kind of depth that’s rare to find at this level. Vinified with 20% whole bunches in tank only, its purity, freshness and classy texture punch well above its level.
About the 2014 vintage … Antonio Galloni, Vinous “… 2014 might turn out to have produced the most consistently outstanding group of Beaujolais since the legendary 2005s, which is saying something. That’s especially true for readers who prize the classic style of Beaujolais that emphasizes energetic fruit and mineral character, qualities the ‘14s possess in spades … the 2014s exhibit lively berry and floral character punctuated by zesty minerality. The wines are concentrated yet not heavy, and show good structure without coming off as outsized … hugely appealing right now but I have no doubt that they will reward another three to five years of aging.”
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