Guillot-Broux - 1er Cru Level Quality, Villages Level Prices!

by Chris Walsh January 09, 2016

     
We love the wines of Domaine Guillot-Broux.  We love the history of the estate.  We love the tradition of organic farming that made Domaine Guillot-Broux the first certificated organic estate in Burgundy.  What we love the most right now though is the opportunity to get you two of the Domaine’s top cuvèes.  Domaine Guillot-Broux is located on the northern end of the southern most region in Burgundy, the Macon.  These are wonderful wines and tremendous values!  1er Cru level quality, Villages level prices!
  • 2014 Les Perrieres Macon-Cruzille (100% Chardonnay)
  • 2014 La Myotte Bourgogne Rouge (100% Pinot Noir) 
Our relationship with Domaine Guillot-Broux was two years in the making.  I met Emmanuel Guillot, the head winemaker, by way of introduction from our great friend and partner Amy Lillard at La Gramiere, in the Fall of 2013.  Balanced Wine Selections was only an idea at this point as I set off across France to meet producers.  Amy arranged a visit with Emmanuel and emailed me with the details, which finished with “[Emmanuel] can see you on Thursday, though he's in the middle of picking so won't be able to spend a ton of time with you.  . . . buy me some wine from him!”  When one of our partners suggests a visit, and drinks that producer’s wines, there is no higher recommendation! 
 
The visit with Emmanuel in 2013 was great.  Even though it was an incredibly busy time, he was patient, thoughtful, articulate and engaging.  Never once making me feel like my visit was an imposition (even though it was).   True grace under pressure – harvest pressure.  Especially when you consider there really wasn’t a BWS at the time and he had lots of importers he was working with and clamoring for his wines.  He let me down easy at the end saying at the time he had nothing available to sell.  Code for “why don’t you come back when there’s a business and maybe we can talk.”
 
So come back I did in November last year.  Harvest was over this time but Manu was on his way to a wine fair in Brussels.  I told him I’d meet him really earlier in the morning the day he was leaving and he acquiesced.  We squeezed it in and I couldn’t be happier we were able to reconnect.  After spending the morning together and making him late for his trek to Brussels, I popped the question.  This time we got the answer we wanted.  Once you get your hands on Guillot-Broux’s wines, it will all become perfectly clear. 
 
More about each of these charming, delicious, mineral inflected wines and the Domaine at the links above and below.  The quality across the board at Domaine Guillot-Broux compares very favorably with many other more esteemed (and considerably more expensive) growers in the Côte d'Or.  These deserve your attention.
 
Get on the Macon!

Cheers,
Chris & Michael

Click here to learn more about Domaine Guillot-Broux!



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