Girl Power – France: Rouge

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An exciting representation of the growing voice of female-led French estates featuring elegant French reds of medium-bodied expressions.

  • Mee Godard ‘Les Michelons’ Moulin-a-Vent | Gamay
  • Claire Naudin ‘Orchis Mascula’ Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune | Pinot Noir
  • Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin | Pinot Noir

Mee Godard 'Les Michelons' Moulin-a-Vent

What — Gamay
Where — Beaujolais, France
When — 2018

Concentration of red & black fruits & savoury spice, built around incredible structure

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Born in South Korea, Mee was raised in France before venturing to the U.S. to study biochemistry with a specialisation in wine science. Following her studies, she returned to France where she created Domaine Mee Godard in 2013. Quickly establishing herself as one of the hardest working vignerons in the region, she is most often found either amongst the vines or in the cellar. In 2017, she added one hectare of vines in Les Michelons to the estate’s holdings – her first plot outside of the village of Morgon, in Moulin-a-Vent. Everything is done by hand in the vineyard and yields are kept low. She is slowly converting the agriculture to biodynamic methods, though her practices are already organic. Her style involves using both carbonic and non-carbonic maceration for deeply structured wine.

While a relatively new addition to the landscape of Beaujolais, Mee’s wines have taken no time in gaining a loyal following for a style of structure and depth over the lighter ‘bubblegum’ wines often seen from the region. 

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Claire Naudin Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune 'Orchis Mascula'

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Wild cherry and ripe raspberries leap out of the glass with a herbal touch adding interest and intrigue

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Claire Naudin’s family has been working the vineyards in Burgundy since the 1500s, with Claire herself leading the domaine since 1994. Claire’s approach & style to her winemaking very much resembles herself: transparent and open. She believes in healthy vineyards, having incorporated a number of biodynamic principles into the vineyards with a minimal intervention approach in the cellars. Majority of the estate’s holdings are in the less-famous Hautes-Côtes, where Claire’s work puts her amongst the top producers of the area. 

Borrowing the scientific name of the early purple orchid, the Orchis Mascula is a blend from 3 vineyards and made with 100% whole bunch fermentation without any added sulphur during the winemaking process. It is treated gently and aged for around 18 months in barrel with only a small percentage being new. Only a small amount of sulphur is added at bottling to preserve the vibrancy of the wine without dampening its aromatics. 

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Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Ripe red berries intertwined with savoury nuances with a bright acidity

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Berthaut-Gerbet, led by Amélie Berthaut, was born from the combination of her mother and father’s estates, Domaines Denis Berthaut and François Gerbet. An engraving on the wall in the tasting room truly personifies Amélie’s approach to her winemaking: Rien par force, tout par amour, meaning “nothing by force, all by love”. The Berthaut side of the family has a long history in Fixin, from where this cuvée is drawn. Often an overlooked village within the north of Burgundy, Fixin can produce wines of mediocre quality yet in the right hands of those such as Amélie Berthaut, the wines express delicate yet expressive examples. A blend of four lieu-dits (parcels) planted between 1980 and 1990, the wine sees no new oak and is entirely de-stemmed. These choices in the winery lead to a perfumed and pure-fruited example with generous red berry fruits leaping forth from the glass.

Fixin has long lacked an iconic domaine as its reference point. With Berthaut-Gerbet in the hands of Amélie Berthaut, that may soon be a thing of the past.

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From Burgundy and Beaujolais, this French Red version of Girl Power shines the light on some of the most exciting female winemakers in France. Ranging from recently established domaines to generational and long-standing estates, this French red bundle presents delicious medium-bodied examples of both Gamay and Pinot Noir.

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Mee Godard 'Les Michelons' Moulin-a-Vent

What — Gamay
Where — Beaujolais, France
When — 2018

Concentration of red & black fruits & savoury spice, built around incredible structure

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Born in South Korea, Mee was raised in France before venturing to the U.S. to study biochemistry with a specialisation in wine science. Following her studies, she returned to France where she created Domaine Mee Godard in 2013. Quickly establishing herself as one of the hardest working vignerons in the region, she is most often found either amongst the vines or in the cellar. In 2017, she added one hectare of vines in Les Michelons to the estate’s holdings – her first plot outside of the village of Morgon, in Moulin-a-Vent. Everything is done by hand in the vineyard and yields are kept low. She is slowly converting the agriculture to biodynamic methods, though her practices are already organic. Her style involves using both carbonic and non-carbonic maceration for deeply structured wine.

While a relatively new addition to the landscape of Beaujolais, Mee’s wines have taken no time in gaining a loyal following for a style of structure and depth over the lighter ‘bubblegum’ wines often seen from the region. 

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Claire Naudin Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de-Beaune 'Orchis Mascula'

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Wild cherry and ripe raspberries leap out of the glass with a herbal touch adding interest and intrigue

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Claire Naudin’s family has been working the vineyards in Burgundy since the 1500s, with Claire herself leading the domaine since 1994. Claire’s approach & style to her winemaking very much resembles herself: transparent and open. She believes in healthy vineyards, having incorporated a number of biodynamic principles into the vineyards with a minimal intervention approach in the cellars. Majority of the estate’s holdings are in the less-famous Hautes-Côtes, where Claire’s work puts her amongst the top producers of the area. 

Borrowing the scientific name of the early purple orchid, the Orchis Mascula is a blend from 3 vineyards and made with 100% whole bunch fermentation without any added sulphur during the winemaking process. It is treated gently and aged for around 18 months in barrel with only a small percentage being new. Only a small amount of sulphur is added at bottling to preserve the vibrancy of the wine without dampening its aromatics. 

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Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin

What — Pinot Noir
Where — Burgundy, France
When — 2018

Ripe red berries intertwined with savoury nuances with a bright acidity

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Berthaut-Gerbet, led by Amélie Berthaut, was born from the combination of her mother and father’s estates, Domaines Denis Berthaut and François Gerbet. An engraving on the wall in the tasting room truly personifies Amélie’s approach to her winemaking: Rien par force, tout par amour, meaning “nothing by force, all by love”. The Berthaut side of the family has a long history in Fixin, from where this cuvée is drawn. Often an overlooked village within the north of Burgundy, Fixin can produce wines of mediocre quality yet in the right hands of those such as Amélie Berthaut, the wines express delicate yet expressive examples. A blend of four lieu-dits (parcels) planted between 1980 and 1990, the wine sees no new oak and is entirely de-stemmed. These choices in the winery lead to a perfumed and pure-fruited example with generous red berry fruits leaping forth from the glass.

Fixin has long lacked an iconic domaine as its reference point. With Berthaut-Gerbet in the hands of Amélie Berthaut, that may soon be a thing of the past.

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