2020 Michel Guignier Morgon Canon (750ml)15 0 0 9
"As I wrote last year, Michel Guignier presides over a small, organically farmed domaine in Morgon that deserves to be better known. Carefully cultivated vineyards and an enviable patrimony of old vines are the cornerstone of his approach, Guignier insisting that farming organically mustn't be conflated with farming negligently. A comparatively late harvest followed by semi-carbonic maceration in cement tanks and élevage in tank and used barrels are the rudiments of his approach in the cellar. The results are serious but expressive wines, and readers are warmly recommended to acquaint themselves with this excellent producer." - William Kelley (Wine Advocate)
Michel Guignier is a fourth generation vigneron from the Morgon appellation in Beaujolais. Following in the footsteps of the famed “Gang of Four” in Morgon, Guignier is producing wines in the most natural way possible in order to both protect the environment and convey a sense of place.
The Canon comes from 4 hectares in the heart of the Morgon appellation area. The vines are over 70 years old.
"Saturated ruby. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, potpourri, smoked meat and incense, with mineral and exotic spice notes emerging slowly. Bitter cherry and blackberry flavors smoothly blend depth and energy and turn sweeter as the wine gains air. Closes extremely long and spicy, with resonating florality and polished tannins adding subtle grip." 93 points - Josh Raynolds (Vinous, August 2021)