Julie Balagny Minouche (Magnum)

Julie Balagny Minouche (Magnum)


Country: France

Region: Beaujolais

Grapes: Gamay

Vintage: 2020

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 a blend of Gamay from two parcels planted over a rocky terroir in and around Saint-Amour, grown by vignerons Gilles & Jérôme Courtois. Light, bright and nimble, it pairs black fruits with a stony minerality that keeps us coming back for more.