Les Crays comes from a small plot of vines aged around 40 years old planted in calcareous soil. Certified by Demeter they use natural treatments and preparations to protect and maintain the natural balance of the vine and the terroir. The harvest is manual and the grapes are selected in the vineyard itself. In the winery, the grapes are macerated in whole bunches for about 8 days. Following spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts, the wine ages in wooden barrels for 12 months. It is finally bottled without being filtered, clarified or adding sulphur. Joyful, earthy and just top Pinot.
Notes on the Producer
Julien Guillot's family has worked this land since the end of the Second World War, when his Grandfather arrived. Having been unwell, his Grandfather couldn’t drink wine with sulphites. So, he set out to make wines without chemicals, no chaptalisation, made with natural yeasts. Since 2001 the world of wine has changed sufficiently for Julien’s wines to no longer be scornfully branded a-typique. Making wines of real character Vignes Du Maynes are really worth trying as you will be gifted with joyful and expressive wines.