Type: Red Wine
Julie Balagny is part of a new generation of young winemakers flying the flag for the Beaujolais region. Having fallen in love with Gamay, she cultivates 3.2 hectares in Fleurie, 1 hectare in Beaujolais and 7,000 square metres in Moulin-à-Vent. Julie learned winemaking at Château de Rey, then domain Terre des Chardons before settling in Fleurie in 2009. Particularly interested in the principles of organic agriculture, she produces wines in a natural style, using neither commercial yeasts nor sulfur. Her wines are recognized in the region and beyond.
This is the second wine Julie produces from her three hectares high in the hills of Fleurie. Again the oldest plants reach ninety years of age, though here the terroir is a mix of pink granite and quartz. This is the most compact and elegant of these releases, its slight frame holding layers of fruit, flowers and minerals that reveal themselves slowly across each and every sip.