Julien Guillot


Clos des Vignes du Maynes, Burgundy

The vines of the Maynes were planted years ago, when they belonged to the monks of the Cluny Abbey. Since then, the land has always been run by nature’s good graces, making the Guillot family one of the oldest organically farmed winery in France. The Guillot family has owned the Clos des Vignes du Maynes since 1954 and has implemented organic ways to grow the vines since the beginning of their activity. Since Julien took over the estate, he took the farming one step further into biodynamic viticulture. 

"The vineyard has never had any chemicals used on it and has always been farmed with the greatest respect for the earth" - Julien Guillot

Location

Burgundy

Appellations

AOC Bourgogne, AOC Mâcon, AOC Mâcon Cruzille, AOC Pouilly Fuissé

Size

7 hectares

Soils

Clay, Limestone

Varieties cultivated

Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay

Yields/Annual production

35,000

Farming/Winemaking

Organic certified and biodynamic certified. All grapes are harvested by hand and fermented without additional sulfur, foreign yeast cultures, chemicals or added-products. The wines are left unfined and unfiltered

Certification

Demeter (2005)

Credit picture: Chambers Street Wines