Julie Balagny has 5 hectares of vines in Beaujolais, most in Fleurie with a further plot in Moulin-A-Vent. The vines are between 30-90 years old and tended organically with all vineyard work done by hand due to the steepness of the hills. In the cellar, Julie works with whole bunches that ferment naturally with a slow carbonic maceration before being pressed off to age in old barrels and bottled without any additions.
Cayenne comes from three hectares of vines planted on a steep slope, hidden amongst woodlands, high in the hills of Fleurie. Cayenne comes from vines up to ninety years old grown over basalt and the black, volcanic soils have a marked effect on this wine, producing a lively, lithe and fragrant wine of rare charm.
- Area: France, Beaujolais
- Grapes: 100% Gamay