who grows the grapes at Domaine Guillot-Broux? who makes the wines?
The family legacy is a rich one as their’s was the first certified organic vineyard in all of Burgundy. Today, in addition to being the winemaker, Emmanuel is head of the “CGAB” or Confederation of Organic Growers in Burgundy” and the star of a graphic novel about rediscovering lost vines. (It’s true).
what wines do they make at Domaine Guillot-Broux?
Single vineyard sites include Les Combettes, Les Geniévrières, Les Molières, Les Perrières, Le Clos de la Mollepierre, and “Le Clos” for Chardonnay, Beaumont for Gamay, and Les Geniévrières and La Myotte for Pinot Noir.
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when did Domaine Guillot-Broux start? when might you open a bottle?
where is Domaine Guillot-Broux?
In broad strokes, the Gamay vines at Guillot-Broux are for the most part planted on limestone rich soils. This gives the fruit a different aspect than the granitic subsoils that can be found to the south and makes them fascinating to taste side by side with producers of similar quality in Beaujolais.
why is Domaine Guillot-Broux a Candid Wine?
Our connection to the estate started when Romain Guiberteau introduced us at Millesime Bio in France a few years ago. Tasting the wines that our existing partners love to drink is one of our favorite ways to expand our offer.
how is the wine made at Domaine Guillot-Broux?
As a general rule, the Chardonnay is whole cluster pressed into barrel or tank (again, depending on the cuvee), fermentations rely on native yeasts, and new oak is used judiciously, as the fruit allows. The Gamay and Pinot sees more or less the same treatment after being crushed. Emmanuel does not aim to encourage carbonic maceration in the Gamay, leaning instead towards wines that will be earthier and longer lived.