Domaine Guillot-Broux Mâcon-Cruzille "Beaumont" 2019
About the wine:
Appellation: Mâcon Cruzille
Ageing: 11 months in oak barrels
Grape variety: Gamay
Production: 8,000 bottles
Surface area: 1.5 hectares
Planting density: 9,000 plants per hectare
Yield: 40 hectolitres per hectare
Soil type: Upper Bathonian pholadomya marl limestone
Year of plantation: 1978
Characteristics: We use the short pruning method en cordon Royat for all the
Gamay vines on the estate, to restrain the natural vigorous growth
of this grape variety. Grown on the clayey limestone soils of the
Mâconnais, this wine has very particular peppery and spicy notes.
Beaumont is an emblematic cuvee of the domaine, a real Gamay
with a Burgundy style.
Cellaring: This wine always needs two or three years ageing before
mellowing, and can be kept for 5 to 10 years, depending on the
About the producer:
On May 27 2008, Jean-Gérard Guillot, the founder of the Domaine Guillot-Broux, passed away at the age of 63. His sons, Emmanuel and Patrice, tell his story.
After some years working on his family’s vineyard, our father left to deepen his wine-making knowledge. He first worked for several years at the Domaine de la Chanal in Brouilly in the Beaujolais, then at the Domaine Bernard Michelot in Meursault.
In 1978, he returned to Cruzille, where he established the Domaine Guillot-Broux with our mother, Jacqueline (Broux is her maiden name).
Our father was a winemaker, with a profound understanding of all that this encompasses: the soil, the vines, and wine.
His work in the vines was balanced by another passion: reading. At night he would pursue his interest in history, on which he read avidly. Listening to him talk about the building of cathedrals, or about Celtic culture, was enthralling.
He also loved hunting; not blind slaughter, but hunting with a deep respect for nature, with the knowledge that man is part of that nature, not separated from it.
Above all, he loved his family: his wife, his children, his grandchildren, to whom he passed on his passion, his knowledge and his land.