75cl * 13.0% ABV * Burgundy, France
The Guyots are one of the oldest families in Marsannay-la-Côte. Louis Guyot was a small farmer/wine-grower and used to complement his wine growing business by raising horses that were used to help in the vineyards. In 1951, his son Albert took over the family business and in 1962 Albert married Odile Guyard, the eldest daughter of a large family. Odile’s father, Georges Guyard was a small landowner and nurseryman. He decided to rent out some vineyards and then bought some to enlarge his own estate bit by bit. To save his horses the journey between the two villages (7 km), he swapped his Gevrey-Chambertin Grands Crus (Lavaux St-Jacques) for land in Marsannay-la-Côte! Since 1990, Olivier Guyot has been in sole charge of the estate that nowadays stretches from Marsannay-la-Côte to Gevrey-Chambertin. The estate comprises a number of small plots covering about 15 hectares.
Great Wine can only be made with top quality grapes and Guyot farms using biodynamic cultivation methods. Vineyards are ploughed the traditional way, with a carthorse. All the grapes are entirely hand-picked. He is considered somewhat eccentric by some of his neighbours, as he has sold his tractor and gone back to organically horse farming his vineyards. He feels it is better for the land, and that he gets better fruit from doing so. The resulting wines speak for themselves…
This super Gevrey shows supple, ripe tannins, very dark and rich, with lots of density for a Burgundy. Aromas of cherry, redcurrant, raspberry and white pepper, along with some developing notes of cedar, leather and a little tobacco. Medium bodied overall, with a lovely lingering finish.
Decant and filter (this wine is bottled unfiltered) and leave for 1-2 hours or longer. Serve at 15-16 degrees. A superb pairing for feathered game, roasted leg of lamb, or a Taurus Wines favourite – ripe Epoisses cheese on a freshly baked, crusty baguette.
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This wine was purchased directly from the grower and has been kept securely in a temperature controlled cellar environment since we received it.