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Beaujolais Ultimatum Climat Les Vignes du Maynes 2018

  • Red fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for the adventurous
  • Color:Red
  • Biodynamics
  • Natural
  • 12.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Voluptuous

This cuvée was first crafted to draw attention to the climate crisis through wine, during the 2009 COP15. More info

This cuvée, with its original label, first came into being in 2009. It was crafted by Domaine des Vignes du Maynes in collaboration with the Noma restaurant for the COP15, which was held in Copenhagen. The idea was to connect environmental questions to wine, a sector that sees climate change up close. The estate decided to continue its production of this cuvée, the subject of its creation becoming more and more pertinent… This red Beaujolais is made from Gamay noir that thrives in granite-rich soil typical of the region. This is a kind of ground that retains enough water to help out in hot, dry periods. Yields are limited to between 30 and 40 hl per hectare; the grapes are harvested by hand, and sorted on the table at the winery. A five-day carbonic maceration using only native yeasts precedes a Burgundy-style vinification. The juices are blended before alcoholic fermentation takes place. Then the wine is matured for 12-14 months (depending on the quality of the vintage) in casks that confer a certain structure to the cuvée. The wine is finally bottled without fining, filtering, or added sulphur.

Beaujolais Ultimatum Climat Les Vignes du Maynes serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Tajine d'agneau aux abricots secs, Carré d'agneau rôti, Gratin d'aubergines et tomates au basilic.

  • Vintage score: 15/20
  • Lot presentation
    Beaujolais Ultimatum Climat Les Vignes du Maynes

    Cuvée presentation

    This cuvée, with its original label, first came into being in 2009. It was crafted by Domaine des Vignes du Maynes in collaboration with the Noma restaurant for the COP15, which was held in Copenhagen. The idea was to connect environmental questions to wine, a sector that sees climate change up close. The estate decided to continue its production of this cuvée, the subject of its creation becoming more and more pertinent… This red Beaujolais is made from Gamay noir that thrives in granite-rich soil typical of the region. This is a kind of ground that retains enough water to help out in hot, dry periods. Yields are limited to between 30 and 40 hl per hectare; the grapes are harvested by hand, and sorted on the table at the winery. A five-day carbonic maceration using only native yeasts precedes a Burgundy-style vinification. The juices are blended before alcoholic fermentation takes place. Then the wine is matured for 12-14 months (depending on the quality of the vintage) in casks that confer a certain structure to the cuvée. The wine is finally bottled without fining, filtering, or added sulphur.

    Information about domain Clos des Vignes du Maynes

    Found in Cruzille in the Mâconnais, Clos des Vignes du Maynes is now in the hands of Julien Guillot. This is a particularly old, Burgundy domain that dates back to the 10th century, more specifically to the time when Cluny Abbey was founded by the Duke of Aquitaine. The domain then belonged to many generations of country people until it was bought by Pierre and Jeanna Guillot in 1952. They have never used chemicals, always working as naturally as possible. After passing the torch on to their son Alain, who has played an important role in the promotion of organics in France, his son Julien who joined the domain in 1998 represents the third generation of the family to work at the domain. The vineyard spans 7 hectares planted with Pinot Noir, Gamay and Chardonnay. The harvests are carried out by hand with careful selection. In the winery, everything is done naturally with very little intervention: fermentation occurs with indigenous yeasts, and no sulphur or additives are used. The red wines undergo semi-carbonic maceration with a mini-punching over and light stirring. They are matured in barrels and there is no filtering at the end. Julien Guillot wishes to make ‘sharing wines' and he succeeds wonderfully with his high-quality and uncommonly elegant cuvées

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Beaujolais
    • Appellation/Wine: Beaujolais
    • Producer/Owner: Les Vignes du Maynes
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: Red
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics and natural 
    • Intensity: Voluptuous
    • Dominant aroma: Red fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Gamay
    Beaujolais Ultimatum Climat Les Vignes du Maynes
    Beaujolais Ultimatum Climat Les Vignes du Maynes

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