Julie Balagny - 2020 - Minouche

Julie Balagny - 2020 - Minouche


Fleurie, Beaujolais, France

Julie Balagny is a young rising star of the Beaujolais, and anytime we see her wines, we immediately grab them. She works predominantly in the Fleurie cru of the region, thanks to some iconic Beaujo vignerons: Yvon Métras and Michel Guignier. Fleurie is often seen as producing more “feminine” Gamays with floral notes, luminous fruit, and a refined texture. Balagny’s wines absolutely fit that description, but with a little more brooding depth. This specific cuvée is Balagny’s first négoce wine (aka made from purchased fruit). The grapes come from two parcels in Saint-Amour, and this wine is a wonderful way to expand beyond the classic Beaujolais-Villages. Showing that staple Gamay red fruit and just a hint of crunchy earth, Minouche is a staple wine.  - Ciena