Michel Guignier Beaujolais

Country: 
France
Region: 
Beaujolais
Item code: 
FGI021
Vintage: 
2016
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Beaujolais
Wine type: 
Red
Organic: 
Certified
Michel Guignier
Varietals: 
Gamay
The Beaujolais appellation spreads over 30 km between Saône Valley and Haute-Azergues and Haut-Beaujolais hills from North to South. This wine is primarily made with fruit from the Morgon sector.
South facing with a slight slope.
Decomposed granite and crumbly schist referred to regionally as "rotten rock".
The vines are 40 years old; they are pruned quite extensively to limit the yield; all the bunches are picked by hand and then very carefully sorted to retain only the fully ripe, whole bunches.
Semi carbonic maceration for up to 7 days. Traditional Vinification temperature: 22° C at the beginning of fermentation and 32° C at the end. On pressing, cooling to 22° C to retain as much aroma and flavor as possible.
In vats on the lees. All terroirs vinified and aged separately.
550 cases
90
90+
Light, bright purple. Displays sharply delineated red fruit and floral scents, along with hints of white pepper and mucky rhubarb. Tangy and focused on the palate, offering light-bodied raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that deliver solid punch but betray no excess weight. In a delicate style, with strong finishing cut and very soft tannins making a cameo appearance.
The 2016 Beaujolais from Michel Guignier is a beautifully vibrant and classic example of its appellation, jumping from the glass in a superb blend of cherries, sweet cranberries, fresh herb tones, a fine base of soil and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, crunchy and fullish, with a good core, lovely transparency, tangy acids and impressive length and grip on the complex finish. This is lovely juice that will be even better with a year or two in the cellar. 2017-2027.
Field Publication Computed: 
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Field Rating Computed: 
90\nLight, bright purple. Displays sharply delineated red fruit and floral scents, along with hints of white pepper and mucky rhubarb. Tangy and focused on the palate, offering light-bodied raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that deliver solid punch but betray no excess weight. In a delicate style, with strong finishing cut and very soft tannins making a cameo appearance.\n90+\nThe 2016 Beaujolais from Michel Guignier is a beautifully vibrant and classic example of its appellation, jumping from the glass in a superb blend of cherries, sweet cranberries, fresh herb tones, a fine base of soil and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, crunchy and fullish, with a good core, lovely transparency, tangy acids and impressive length and grip on the complex finish. This is lovely juice that will be even better with a year or two in the cellar. 2017-2027.\n