Gergovie Wines
Gergovie Wines
Michel Guignier
Vauxrenard - Beaujolais
Hectares: 6.9
Soil: Granite and sandstone

Michel has just under 7 hectares of vines in the middle of a forest sandwiched between the appellations of Fleurie and Chiroubles. In an area that is predominantly a monoculture Michel's forest surroundings give him a lot more biodiversity. The natural surroundings coupled with his biodynamic agriculture Michel's vineyards are teeming with life. It is this biodiversity that Michel is passionate about – the farm is a living organism that interacts with the surroundings and relies on this biodiversity and the quality of the soil. Soil quality is aided in no small amount by Michel's small herd of Charolais cows – one of the primary sources of his compost. Working the way that he does Michel is able to take full advantage of his terroirs which are predominantly decomposed granite and a little sandstone. Each of Michel's wines is of singular purity and character.