Premiers Jus des Premiers Crus
An absolute reference in the Mâconnais, Jean-Marie Guffens is a gifted wine maker, well known for having raised his white wines to the level of the greatest crus of the Côte de Beaune.
These wines vibrate to the rhythm of his deep convictions for an aesthetic viticulture.
Each cuvée of the estate is a perfect mineral translation of the soils.
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The Domain ArretxeaThérèse and Michel Riouspeyrous, who are now quietly handing over the estate to their sons Iban and Théo, can be proud of their success on their family estate. They have become the reference for Basque wines and perhaps even for the whole of the South West. They own 8 hectares of vines on a very particular terroir which mixes poor soils and altitude (sometimes 400 metres!). Soils of sandstone, ophite, schist, ampelite... which, when worked in parcels with local grape varieties (courbu, petit manseng, tannat...), show the full potential of this land. Great terroir wines are born here, full of minerality.
The Domain Eric BordeletEric Bordelet is the reference when you want to taste an exceptional cider or perry. With an exceptional raw material, rich of 19 hectares of more than fifty varieties of very old apple and pear trees (several times centenarians), he produces cuvées of high gastronomy, stemming from the organic and biodynamic agriculture which one finds from now on at the greatest starred people.. A perfectionist with unrivalled experience, excellence and rigour at the highest level in the orchards and in the cellar have naturally led him to become the star of the speciality...
The Domain Guffens-Heynen
The history of the Guffens-Heynen estate began in 1976 when the young couple decided to settle in the Mâconnais after living in Flanders. In 1979, Jean-Marie Guffens acquired a few plots of land to highlight what he had learned previously and let his instinct guide him
The wines were soon noticed by the greatest critics who highlighted his performances. The Guffens-Heynen "touch" was born! Jean-Marie Guffens belongs to the small circle of artist-winemakers with an innate sense of wine, his vocation is real, the wines speak for him and one can only salute the talent of the winemaker. Sensitivity, creation and passion are the characteristics of the man that we find in his precious nectars.
Today, the estate covers 5.3 hectares, including one hectare in Pouilly-Fuissé. The grapes are harvested by hand, usually in several stages to ensure perfect ripeness of the berries, which are regularly tasted before being picked. The yields are around 18 hectolitres per hectare!
In the cellar, all the stages are simplified to the maximum but carried out with the precision of a goldsmith to bring out the authenticity of the wines. The result is wines that are both pure and racy, full of minerality, reflecting their terroir of origin.
The wines of Guffens-Heynen are unquestionably great wines, the only problem being their unfortunately very limited production each year...
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