Vignes du Maynes Mâcon-Cruzille 'Manganite Rouge'
Vignes du Maynes is run my the inimitable Julien Guillot, who converted the family estate to biodynamics when he took over in 1998. The most natural methods possible are used to vinify the wines. Semi-carbonic maceration is used for the reds and long fermentations are favoured.
Manganite Rouge is Gamay from 2 hectares of vines inside the walled clos originally planted by the monks of the Cluny Abbey. Harvested by hand, fermented with indigenous yeasts and bottled without filtration or sulphur, this is sensational Gamay with wild raspberry and strawberry fruit, savoury game and undergrowth, spice and minerality.