Michel Guignier Beaujolais


Michel Guignier is a fourth generation vigneron in Villié Morgon, in the heart of the AOC Morgon appellation in Beaujolais. Following in the footsteps of the famed “Gang of Four” in Morgon, Guignier is committed to producing wines in the most natural way possible in order to both protect the environment and create wines that are alive and transmit a sense of place. This wine is primarily made with fruit from Morgon. The vines are 40 years old; they are pruned quite extensively to limit the yield; all the bunches are picked by hand and then very carefully sorted to retain only the fully ripe, whole bunches. Ripe dark berries, cherry pit, violet and a hint of licorice on the nose. Silky and broad in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors and a late jolt of spiciness.