The appellation of Juliénas was born on 11 March 1938, but it's history stretches back much further. It is named for Julius Ceasar who mentioned it in his book, Commentaries on the Gallic War, having stopped here to quench his thirst. It is a pretty terroir running alongside the road from Saint Amour to the commune of Juliénas. Les Capitans is a small parcel of great quality.
The grapes come from forty year old vines. The soil lends itself wonderfully to the production of colourful, solid, fleshy wines which are rich in tannins. There are delicious red fruit flavours with touches of peony and iris.
A great wine to serve with Coq au Vin or roasted game birds.