This Thursday 7th we are really happy to welcome behind the bar starting 6.30pm one of our favorite vignerons - Julien Guillot from Vignes du Maynes, thanks to our friends at Chambers Street Wines and Camille Riviere Selection!
Julien is a real modern time wine hero producing some of the most compelling Burgundy in the southern part of the region around Cruzilles (Mâcon).
In his words “ The vineyard has never had any chemicals used on it and has always been farmed with the greatest respect for the earth. From the very outset, my grandfather decided to make wine organically, using no chemicals, herbicides, pesticides or sulphur. My father, Alain, later took over the domaine, keeping the same philosophy. I joined the domaine in 1998, which is when I introduced the first biodynamic preparations. I then took over the domaine officially in 2001 and decided to convert the entire vineyard of seven hectares to biodynamic farming”.
In David Lillie & Amanda Bowman’s words “The Clos du Vignes du Maynes in Cruzilles is a sort of alternate universe to modern Burgundy, possessing fabulous terroir and living soils and wines that are vinified naturally with zero or minimal sulfur. The reds here are made with a unique combination of carbonic and traditional fermentations with zero added SO2. The whites are made in a Burgundian style, with very long, slow fermentations and long aging on the lees without racking, and usually with a small addition of SO2. “.
We will pour some wines from Julien’s pristine négoce as well as the exceptional wines of le Clos des Vignes du Maynes:
2017 Julien Guillot Bourgogne Aligote "Aligo-Rythm"
2016 Julien Guillot Macon-Chardonnay "Clos Fourneau"
2016 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Macon-Cruzille "Aragonite"
2016 Julien Guillot Beaujolais "Ultimatum Climat"
2017 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Macon-Cruzille "Cuvee 910"
2017 Clos des Vignes du Maynes Macon-Cruzille "Manganite"
Flight $45, reservation recommended! See you Thursday