Jean-Pierre Guyon epitomises great modern Burgundian winemaking philosophy. Starting in the eighties, he made what many would consider over extracted and over oaked wines in the past. Now, things have changed.
The estate was entirely converted to organics in 2006 - certified in 2012 - shifting winemaking to wholebunch fermentation, gentle basket pressing and minimal sulphur additions before bottling. The resulting wines have great transparency and a sense of place. It is remarkable that the domaine remains relatively under the radar.
Jean-Pierre works with a first-class array of old-vine material, from their home in Vosne Romanée to some hidden gems in Chorey-lès-Beaune and Savigny. The combination of superb fruit and diligent winemaking led Guyon to make 2017s that "transcend the vintage norms in terms of depth and dimension" according to William Kelley, and were "one of the highlights of over two months tasting in Burgundy."