Julie Balagny Cayenne (Magnum)
Julie Balagny has 5 hectares of vines in Beaujolais, most in Fleurie with a further plot in Moulin-A-Vent. The vines are between 30-90 years old and tended organically with all vineyard work done by hand due the steepness of the hills. In the cellar Julie works with whole-bunches that ferment naturally with a slow carbonic maceration before being pressed off to age in old barrels and bottled without any additions.
Cayenne comes from three hectares of vines planted on a steep slope, hidden amongst woodlands, high in the hills of Fleurie. Cayenne comes from vines up to ninety years old grown over basalt and the black, volcanic soils have a marked effect on this wine, producing a lively, lithe and fragrant wine of rare charm.