Clos des Vignes du Maynes
Aragonite - 2018 - Julien Guillot
An ultra complex nose of flowers, honey, and spices... Palate: this is clean, taut, mineralesque juice, with a citrus finish. Huge ageing potential.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.8 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2030
A Chardonnay from vines planted by massal selection, grown on loamy clay-limestone soils, rich in silica, over a slab of pearly stone called Aragonite, leaving almost no soil between 5 and 50 cm. From a parcel planted in 1936, 1955 and 1970. The estate was certified organic in 1954 and biodynamic in 1998. Yield is around 30 hl/ha. Grapes are harvested by hand, with sorting in the vineyard and on tables when necessary. Vinification: slow pressing: 6 hours. Fermentation in 600-litre demi-muid barrels, matured on lees for 12 months + 3 months in vats, followed by light filtering... Zero sulphur added.
Julien Guillot is a face of youth and renewal for the Mâconnais. He started working in 1998 on his family’s estate, spearheading its conversion to biodynamics, and finally taking over the reigns in 2001. Founded in 1952 by his grandfather Pierre, the Clos has never seen the use of chemicals, and has always been cultivated with the greatest respect for the earth. Working without herbicides was...All wines
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