Julien Guillot Beaujolais Leynes Haut de Balmont is a natural, organic and biodynamic, barrel-aged red wine made with the Gamay red variety in the AOC Beaujolais Leynes denomination, in Beaujolais (France) by Julien Guillot.
Clos des Vignes du Mayne is a family domain that was set up in 1952. These are precious terroirs that have never seen chemicals. The third generation of the family now cultivates their 7 hectares according to biodynamic principles and makes wines without using enological additives. This is precise and authentic work that has made Julien Guillot a leading producer of natural Burgundy wines.
Julien Guillot Beaujolais Leynes Haut de Balmont comes from a small plot of old vines. These are 90-year-old vines planted in granite soil at an altitude of 1,200 feet. The vineyards are Demeter certified, with only organic and natural treatments used for cultivation. The harvest is manual and the grapes are selected in the vineyard itself.
The best grapes are selected to make the Julien Guillot Beaujolais Leynes Haut de Balmont wine. Firstly, the whole clusters undergo a semi-carbonic maceration in wooden vats and then age in wooden barrels. The wine is finally bottled without being clarified, filtered or adding sulphur.
Julien Guillot Beaujolais Leynes Haut de Balmont is a very good introduction to the world of Julien Guillot. A viticulturist who is acclaimed for his pure, authentic and very elegant wines.