To the north of Chénas, and extending quite a ways to the west, away from the Saône river and into the hills, is Juliénas. Named after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, these hillside vines tend to enjoy very varied soils with elements of clay and granite offering complementary aspects of power and elegance. These are relatively rich wines with a spicy edge to them.
Wine 101 - Beaujolais
Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2014 with our classic guide to the region.