Domaine Antonin Guyon

Domaine Antonin Guyon is one of the most prestigious estates in the Côte d'Or, as well as one of the largest family-owned wineries in the region. Started in the 1960s by Antonin Guyon with parcels of land in Gevrey and Meursault, the domaine is controlled and operated today by Antonin's sons, Dominique and Michel.
This 47 hectare property now produces wines of impeccable quality from 15 different appellations, including some of the most renowned villages of the region.

HISTORY
Dominique Guyon and his brother Michel control the business that was started by their father Antonin in the 1960's. Antonin was relatively mature when he set out on his vine-owning journey – 55 – buying his first parcels in Gevrey and Meursault. The biggest single addition to the family's holdings came in 1970 after Dominique had patiently accumulated hundreds of small parcels from almost 80 different Hautes Côtes de Nuits growers in Meuilley into a single, 22 hectare block of southfacing vines.

TERROIR
Based in Savigny-lès-Beaune the domaine owns a fine range of vines from around the hill of Corton but their northern limits are in Gevrey, southern in Meursault, western in the aforementioned Hautes Côtes de Nuits and to the east in Chorey-lès-Beaune.

Picking is 100% by hand with the first triage selection at the vine; the aim is to get the grapes to the cuverie within 30 minutes of picking. At the cuverie there is a second triage on the sorting table before the red grapes are completely destemmed then placed into the large (temperature controlled) open-top wooden fermentation tanks. A rough 'rule of thumb' is that there is one week cold (10-12°C) maceration, one week of (maximum 30°C) fermentation then finally, one week of post-fermentation maceration with twice-daily pigeage before gravity feeding into barrels in the cellar below. 50% new oak is used for the
grand crus, less for the 'smaller' wines.

PEOPLE
Today, Dominique and daughter Hombeline Guyon preside over a 47 hectare domaine producing wines of impeccable quality from 25 different appellations. His holdings produce wines of sufficient quantity to bring to the broad market dominated by negociant names, but with a quality that can rival some of the most specialist of grower domaines.

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Antonin Guyon Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Les Fournieres 2009
91  Burghound 
John Gilman 90 "The 2009 vintage has delivered a lovely degree of youthful elegance to many wines from Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses (where the grapes were picked before they were overripe), and this characteristic is readily evident in the 2009 Fournières from Domaine Guyon. The nose is

Antonin Guyon Beaune Clos de la Chaume Gaufriot 2010
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"A pretty red, boasting cherry, strawberry, currant, floral and spice flavors. A mineral element emerges on the finish, and this shows fine balance and finesse. Best from 2015 through 2030. 300 cases made."

Dom. Guyon Savigny les Beaunes Villages 2008
Wine and Spirits 90"If you like barnyard and rose scents in your Burgundy, this one has both.It's bloody country wine, the kind you might find at a farmer's table...woodland berry flavor and a fine texture."

Dom. Guyon Gevrey - Chambertin Single Vyd 'La Justice' 2008
Wine and Spirits 91"the crushed-herb character of this wine impressed the panel with its gamey essence of thyme and black pepper. Black tannins keep it locked tight , opening slowly to reveal hints of red fruit and plenty of firm Gevrey power"