Michel Guignier is a fourth generation vigneron in Villié Morgon, in the heart of the AOC Morgon appellation in Beaujolais. Guignier follows a traditional vinification “à la Beaujolaise” with no de-stemming and with only indigenous yeasts used for the fermentation. In keeping with his biodynamic practices, Michel prepares huge mounds of compost each year from cow droppings and includes the must of last year’s vintage.
Guignier’s wines display that transparent, ethereal, soil-driven quality that makes naturally-made, top Beaujolais so unique and joyful to drink.
Canon is Michel Guignier's most ambitious wine - an exceptional Pinot-y style Beaujolais crafted from 70 years old vines and matured for 10 months in oak barrels on fine lees. Dense and full-bodied with spicy notes.
James Suckling: The nose of ripe wild blackberry, elderberry, smoke and wet earth creates a picture of a landscape on the cusp of autumn. So much power and depth on the palate, but there’s nothing loud about this Morgon masterpiece, and the serious tannin structure is already beautifully integrated. Very long, complete finish. Drink or hold. 95 Points.