Mee Godard, Moulin a Vent "Les Michelons" 2017Regular price $42.00 Save $-42.00
Before Mee Godard moved to France, she studied wine in Oregon, then moved her way to enology school in Montpellier. Her love for the Beaujolais area grew after working for several Burgundy based wineries. Beaujolais is one of the few places in France where an aspiring winemaker can start up their own winery. Mee is a one-person show that prunes, farms, and runs a strict cellar. She is part of a new wave of talented individuals that are actively paving a path for the future generation of winemakers by setting new trends. Everything is done by hand in the vineyard and yields are kept low. She is slowly converting the agriculture to biodynamic methods, though already practices organic. Her style involves using both carbonic and non-carbonic maceration for deeply structured wine. Keep an eye out for her Morgon wines of Beaujolais because she continues to deliver.
"Les Michelons" is a vineyard that's just over a hectare in the cru of Moulin-à-Vent. This is Mee Godard's only current vineyard holdings outside of Morgon. Yields from the vines are extremely low, but deliver dense and complex wines. They undergo a maceration in concrete tanks and then age in a mix of oak that is both old and new, large and small for 12 to 18 months depending on the vintage. Until 2017, she actually managed the vineyard by herself, but now has part-time help.