Xavier Benier PUR JUS 2016 Xavier Benier PUR JUS 2016 Xavier Benier PUR JUS 2016 Print Sheet

Specifications
Winery Xavier Benier
Suppliergoatboy
VarietiesGamay
Farming Practicespracticing organic since 2005
Soilsred graniite - limestone - sandier clay
Trellis systemgoblet (oldest vines 12K/ha others 8-10K/ha)
Hectares/Acres0.5ha
Altitude320m
ExposureSE
Harvest Techniquehand harvested
Year Vines Were Planted75-years-old
Yeastnatural
Sulfurminimal, added at bottling: 1g/L of SO2 to prevent oxidation
Filterno
Finingno
Alcohol13%
Item NoFRBY701-15
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Sub-region Saint-Julien
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Xavier Benier PUR JUS 2016
Story

Xavier Bénier is part of a small group of Vigneron that are responsible for the pulse and the return of vintage specific wine from village and cru Beaujolais. He operates 6.5 hectares of vines without chemicals or correction to the soils.

Xavier is the youngest in a small family of growers in the south of Beaujolais (just above Saint-Julien, Rhône). Here, soils of red sand and clay are planted to beautiful old vines that Bénier has exclusively tended since 2001.

These wines are herbal and earth driven expressions of Gamay. The fruit of the varietal is present, but Bénier’s interest lies in the integrated tannins and savory flavors that speak to terroir. Bénier coaxes complexity from his fruit, yielding a tour de force in each cuvée.