Extremely floral with blackberry and high-toned red fruits. Dark and earthy on the palate with but with intense fruit expression at the same time. The finish is long and has a combination of mineral and fruit character. This is a truly unique and delicious wine.
The vineyards of the Clos des Vignes du Maynes belonged to the Abbey of Cluny and date back to at least 900 AD and it is the oldest practicing organic vineyard in France. Acquired by Julien Guillot's grandfather in 1954 and immediately tended with organic methods, the vines have never been treated with modern pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. The living soils here produce wines with vibrant fruit and distinctive, complex minerality. The red grapes undergo a nine-day true carbonic maceration with the subsequent alcoholic fermentation lasting about fifteen days with pigeage by foot.