From Tournus to La Chapelle de Guinchay
By Michael Edwards
This Guide was last updated on 25 April 2011
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Address: Les Bucherats,
Tel: 04 74 04 46 75 Fax: 04 74 04 45 18
Geo-coordinates: Latitude: 46:13:52N (46.23111) Longitude: 4:43:11E (4.71977)
Bernard is an excellent no-nonsense grower (with son to follow in the business) making fine, concentrated, mineral-rich Juliénas from a 7ha vineyard. The vines have an average age of 60 years, are hand-harvested and spend four months in old foudres (largish oak casks) after fermentation. Therre is also a Chénas from even older vines. No fining or filtering here. The real McCoy.
Useful information: Visits by appointment, but open every day. Limited English spoken.
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