Michel Guignier, Beaujolais, France 2021
Guignier is committed to producing wines in the most natural way possible in order to both protect the environment and create wines that are alive and transmit a sense of place. He is in the process of slowly converting his estate to full organic certification, though has been composting and sowing grasses, herbs and wild flowers between rows for many years. Guignier’s wines display a transparent, ethereal, soil-driven quality that makes naturally-made, top Beaujolais so compelling and fun to drink. This is a Beaujolais Village that over delivers!
Pairing: Poultry, light fare, on its own.
Grape: Gamay, fruit coming primarily from Morgon
Viticulture: Organic, in the process of certification
Soil: Decomposed granite and crumbly schist