2009 Mâcon-Cruzille, Domaine Guillot-Broux

Burgundy is the kingdom of pinot noir and chardonnay, responsible for almost all wines in the region. Almost all, since a few other varieties are allowed and sometimes dominate certain appellations like Saint-Bris (sauvignon blanc) and Mâcon-Cruzille (gamay, for the reds). Made by Domaine Guillot-Broux, a family-run, careful organic producer, imported by natural wine militants Jenny and François, this particular Mâcon-Cruzille from the warm and sunny 2009 vintage was made with whole-bunch fermentation that certainly explains in good part its lovely texture, bright fruit and fine tannins, with some nicely wild notes and a pretty touch of white pepper. It keeps nicely for a few days after opening, but it drinks so easily that this may not matter at all. Great value at a great price. Highly Recommended. RC

Who : Domaine Guillot-Broux
What : 100% Gamay
When : 2009
Where : Mâcon-Cruzille, Burgundy
How much : 17$