By Paul Caputo

Named after Julius Cesar, Juliénas is one of Beaujolais’ cru villages. Situated to the very north of the appellation, almost 600 hectares are planted across four villages and around 120 producers release 4 million bottles a year. As with all of the Beaujolais cru villages, the only permitted grape variety allowed under the appellation rules is the thin skinned red Gamay.