Domaine Guillemot-Michel

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Vigneron: Pierrette et Marc Guillemot-Michel

This is a new addition to the HG List, discovered at a biodynamic wine fair in Angers last spring. These guys have been practising Biodynamics since the 80s and walking through the vineyard you can see the benefits. The soil is happy, indeed it is positively glowing it is so well oxygenated. The herbs growing among the vines encourage insects and micro organisms all year round and the the wide terraces help the hand harvesting and mechanical upkeep. It is a luscious vineyard which is reflected in the wines: bursting with fruit, clarity, depth, strength and poise. This is true chardonnay.

They make one wine only and I have never tasted a more pure definition of the king of grapes.