Julie Balagny Minouche
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.
Minouche is an intense and heady expression of Beaujolais Gamay with a beguiling nose of undergrowth, stoney minerality, baked herbs and concentrated black fruit. Silky and powerful on the palate with great energy, this is unique and thought-provoking wine that will last long in the memory.