Clos des Vignes du Maynes

Clos des Vignes du Maynes

The Clos des Vignes du Maynes is a historic estate of Burgundy wine, for many reasons. First of all for its history, since it is one of the oldest estates in Burgundy, namely the year 910 with the creation of the abbey of Cluny, a religious order that at the time exploited many vines. During the revolution, the estate was requisitioned and therefore exploited by generations of peasants.

The turning point for the Clos des Vignes du Maynes was in 1952, when Pierre and Jeanne Guillot bought the estate. Visionaries, they immediately decided to cultivate the entire estate in organic farming, without pesticides or herbicides. They will also be precursors in the cellar, vinifying exclusively in indigenous yeasts, without sulfur and without filtration.

Since 2001, Julien Guillot has brilliantly taken up the torch while maintaining the same philosophy. Hyperactive, artistic and very committed in his approach to the vineyard and winery, Julien is a winemaker-thinker. Biodynamics is not for him an end, but on the contrary a formidable field of investigation. It is the same for his approach in the winery, where the vinification is adapted to each vintage and is intended to be minimally interventionist. The reds are predominantly whole harvests, without inputs, little extraction, the duration of aging is variable. Of course, respect for the living, the Domaine's centuries-old vines and the maximum limitation of inputs, including sulphur, remains the guideline.

The wines produced have a very strong identity, recognizable among all, telluric juices that never leave you insensitive. The magnums of clos des vignes du maynes wines presented on this site come directly from the estate.

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