Clos des Vignes du Maynes

Clos des Vignes du Maynes

The Clos des Vignes du Maynes is a historic estate in the wine region of Burgundy, for multiple reasons. Firstly, for its history, as it is one of the oldest estates in Burgundy, dating back to the year 910 with the creation of the Cluny Abbey, a religious order that at the time cultivated many vineyards. During the revolution, the estate was requisitioned and subsequently operated by generations of farmers.

A turning point for the Clos des Vignes du Maynes was in 1952, when Pierre and Jeanne Guillot purchased the estate. Visionaries, they immediately decided to cultivate the entire estate using organic farming methods, without pesticides or herbicides. They were also pioneers in the winery, fermenting exclusively with native yeasts, without sulfur and without filtration.

Since 2001, Julien Guillot has brilliantly taken up the torch while maintaining the same philosophy. Hyperactive, artistic, and deeply committed to his approach in the vineyard and the cellar, Julien is a winemaker-thinker. Biodynamics is not an end goal for him, but rather a fantastic field of exploration. The same goes for his winemaking approach, where vinifications are tailored to each vintage and are minimally interventionist. The red wines are primarily made with whole-cluster fermentation, no additives, minimal extraction, and varying aging durations. The guiding principle remains the respect for life, the ancient vines of the estate, and the minimal use of additives, including sulfur.

The wines produced have a very strong identity, recognizable among all, with earthy characteristics that never leave you indifferent. The magnums of Clos des Vignes du Maynes wines featured on this site are directly from the estate.

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