Chignard Julienas Beauvernay Beaujolais 2019

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Chignard Julienas Beauvernay Beaujolais 2019

93pts –  James Suckling

If it wasn’t for the lively acidity and the violet note, you might mistake this for a sophisticated Volnay! Beautiful balance of ripeness and freshness, delicate earthiness and well-crafted tannins that carry the long, elegant finish. Just beginning its long life. Drink or hold.

90pts – Wine Enthusiast

Cédric Chignard’s chewy Juliénas is the darkest wine in this group, with the firm spine that comes from old vines in hard, rocky terrain. When you’re in the shop, look for the black gothic label. It matches the wine. Anthony Lynch

90pts – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2019 Juliénas Beauvernay mingles aromas of raspberries and cherries with hints of petals and spices. Medium-bodied, lively and perfumed, with bright acids and classical balance, purists will gravitate towards this vintage.


Michel Chignard is a modest man, kind and courteous, but in every aspect of his winemaking one clearly sees a passionate perfectionist. In 2007 Michel turned the management of the family domaine over to his son Cédric, who is carrying on this philosophy with great pride and has already managed to prove himself in his first few vintages. The Chignard family is also blessed with vineyards in one of the best sites of the Fleurie appellation, Les Moriers which makes a light and playful wine, with deep, ripe fruit and finesse. They have also recently started making wine from another Beaujolais cru, Juliénas, which produces a beautiful, high-toned wine in keeping with the style of the domaine.

Gamay Wine

Delightfully playful, but also capable of impressive gravitas, Gamay is responsible for juicy, berry-packed wines. From Beaujolais, Gamay generally has three classes: Beaujolais Nouveau, a decidedly young, fruit-driven wine, Beaujolais Villages and Cru Beaujolais. The Villages and Crus are highly ranked grape growing communes whose wines are capable of improving with age whereas Nouveau, released two months after harvest, is intended for immediate consumption.