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Maxime Crotet

Presentation of Maxime Crotet's trade

 

DISCOVER THE WINES OF MAXIME CROTET 

 

  • Maxime Crotet: The essentials

- The Maxime Crotet trade was founded in 2021

- The grapes come from different vines raised in organic and biodynamic agriculture (not certified)

  • The grapes come from different vines raised in organic and biodynamic agriculture (not certified)
  • From the Jura, Pinot Noir
  • From Burgundy, Pinot Noir
  • Beaujolais, Gamay

- The grapes are harvested early to avoid having a high alcohol wine.

- 100% whole grapes

- Vinified without chemical product inputs, without yeast, without sulphur, without fining or filtering.

  • The wines of Maxime Crotet

Maxime Crotet - Bouteille

This natural and organic Grenache (not certified) comes from the south of the Rhône valley, at the foot of Mont Ventoux and was harvested early in order to remain light in alcohol before undergoing a light maceration of 6 days which makes it a light wine. and very greedy, perfect for an aperitif. It was vinified naturally without destemming and without any addition of sulphites before being aged for 6 months in oak barrels. (No new kegs)

The wine exudes aromas of red fruits and currants. As for the mouth, the wine is very fresh, round and greedy with a beautiful fruity finish. We are in the same category as VDF Carignan but with a slightly different aromatic palette, due to the grape variety.

This Vintage Grenache comes from the same vines as the classic Grenache. The only difference comes from the duration of maceration which goes from 6 days to 14 days. This translates in the bottle into a slightly richer and more powerful wine than its classic counterpart. The wine has more body, substance and tannin while keeping the same very fruity aromatic palette. It will be perfect to accompany your meals.

This natural and organic Carignan (not certified) comes from the south of the Rhône valley, at the foot of Mont Ventoux and was harvested early in order to remain light in alcohol before undergoing a light maceration of 6 days, which makes it a light wine. and very greedy, perfect for an aperitif. It was vinified naturally without destemming and without any addition of sulphites before being aged for 6 months in oak barrels. (No new kegs)

The wine exhales concentrated aromas of red fruits with hints of blackberries and cherries. As for the mouth, the wine is very fresh, round and greedy with a beautiful fruity finish. We are in the same category as the VDF Grenache but with a slightly different aromatic palette, due to the grape variety.

This natural and organic Syrah (not certified) comes from the south of the Rhône valley, at the foot of Mont Ventoux and was harvested early in order to remain light in alcohol before undergoing a light maceration of 6 days which makes it a rich wine. and powerful while remaining greedy. It was vinified naturally without destemming and without any addition of sulphites before being aged for 6 months in oak barrels. (No new kegs)

The wine exhales concentrated aromas of red fruits with hints of pepper and liquorice. As for the palate, the wine is more powerful than the other wines from the south of the estate, with good substance and fine tannins but it knows how to remain supple and fruity which brings it a nice freshness, especially for a Syrah.

  • Vin De France - Sykanache

“Sy” for Syrah, “kan” for Carignan and “ache” for Grenache. As you will have understood, this bottle is a blend of all the wines from the south of France offered by Maxime Crotet. The blend is made in equal proportion, even for the Grenache Vintage.

The wine exudes concentrated aromas of red fruits with hints of spice. As for the mouth, the wine is rich, with a beautiful substance but the tannins remain supple which brings a nice freshness to this blend whose power is between Grenache and Syrah.

Maxime Crotet bouteilles

This natural and organic Pinot Noir (not certified) comes from the town of Poligny in the Jura and was harvested in the place called “Trouillot-Batard”. It underwent a 14-day maceration, which makes it a light, fruity and gourmet wine. It was vinified naturally without destemming and without any addition of sulphites before being aged for 10 months in oak barrels. (No new kegs)

The wine exhales concentrated aromas of red and black fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant with hints of spice. As for the mouth, the wine is very fresh, round and greedy with a beautiful fruity finish. The tannins are supple and silky.

  • Beaujolais - Lantignié "Vaugervand"

This natural and organic Beaujolais (not certified) is extracted from the Gamay grape variety and comes from the “Régnié” appellation, it was harvested early in order to remain light in alcohol. It underwent a 14-day maceration, which makes it a wine of great finesse, fruity and delicious. It was vinified naturally without destemming and without any addition of sulphites before being aged for 10 months in oak barrels. (No new kegs)

The wine exhales concentrated aromas of red fruits with hints of currants and has a nice acidity. As for the mouth, the wine is very fresh, round and greedy with a beautiful fruity finish. The tannins are supple and silky.

  • Côte de Nuits Village "Les Vignottes"

This bottle of Burgundy comes from the appellation "Les Vignottes" present on the Côte de Nuits and is made of natural and organic Pinot Noir (not certified). It underwent a 14-day maceration which makes it a rich wine but which knows how to remain fruity and greedy. It is also one of the richest wines that Maxime Crotet offers us with his Syrah. It was vinified naturally without destemming and without any addition of sulphites before being aged for 10 months in oak barrels. (No new kegs)

The wine exalts concentrated aromas of red fruits with slight notes of spices. As for the palate, despite a richer wine than the rest of its range, the wine knows how to remain round and greedy with a beautiful fruity finish. We find the typicality of the Burgundy terroir in this beautiful bottle of red wine.

 

DISCOVER THE WINES OF MAXIME CROTET 

 

  • History of the trading

The Maxime Crotet trade is very young, since it was founded in 2021 and markets its wines for the first time in 2022. Maxime had initially planned to make a lot of Burgundy, but because of a complicated vintage with low yields in because of the frost, he had to turn to grapes from the South of France. However, 2022 promises to be better, Maxime should produce more Burgundy in the 2022 vintage. In the future, he intends to continue his development in Burgundy, with the ambition to vinify 1ers crus and grands crus for 2023 .

In addition, Maxime Crotet and Arthur Raillard, his friend, have decided to launch in parallel in 2022 "Les Fruits Maudits" their own artisanal distillery of liqueurs and brandies mainly produced with the picking of local fruits and plants. As for example, strawberries, apricots, lemon mint, verbena, … .

Maxime Crotet

  • Presentation of the winemaker

Maxime Crotet is a pure Burgundian who was immersed in the world of wine and gastronomy during his childhood. From an early age, he was interested in this world and more particularly in the different methods of vinification. He graduated with a BAC pro Viticulture-Oenology at Grandchamp high school. Subsequently, he began his training with Frédéric Cossard, winegrower of natural wines in Saint-Romain in Burgundy for almost 10 years. There he learned the management of the vines in organic farming, as well as the methods of natural vinification, with breeding without sulphur.

Convinced of this viticulture and vinification method that respects the environment, the product and the terroir, he decided to launch his own business in 2021 and to vinify his own wines in Beaune.

Maxime Crotet is one of the rising stars of natural Burgundy wines.

  • The management of Maxime Crotet's vines

As said before, Maxime Crotet does not own a vineyard, 100% of his grapes come from the purchase of grapes from different regions of France.

All the grapes purchased come from vines managed organically and/or biodynamically but not certified.

  • The vines of Maxime Crotet

The grapes bought by Maxime Crotet come from different grape varieties and from different regions of France. Among other things, we find vines:

- From Vaucluse, at the foot of Mont Ventoux

  • Grenache
  • Syrah
  • Carignan 

- From the Jura, in Poligny on the place called "Trouillot-Batard"

  • Pinot Noir

- From Burgundy, appellation "Les Vignottes" in Côte de Nuits

  • Pinot Noir

- From Beaujolais, appellation "Régnié"

  • Gamay

Maxime Crotet - Bouteille

  • Winemaking method

The grapes are harvested early so as not to add too much alcohol to the wines, they are sorted by hand on the vine, before being harvested manually in small 20kg crates with holes to prevent the berries from settling.

The grapes are then immediately taken up to the Beaune winery in Burgundy in a refrigerated truck in order to best preserve the quality of the bunches before undergoing a light pressing.

The berries are vinified 100% in whole harvest before undergoing a maceration of 4 to 6 days for Grenache and Carignan, 10 to 14 days for the others. Subsequently, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 6 months for the Vins de France du Sud and 10 months for the others. No new barrels are used for the reds in 2021.

Throughout its production cycle, Maxime Crotet wines have received no chemicals, no yeast, no fining, no filtration, or sulfur during fermentation and ageing.

The objective is to let the wine be made, in order to preserve all the flavors and aromas of the terroir and the grape variety, but this method requires Maxime to follow and monitor his different cuvées as closely as possible.

  • A word on wine aging

Maxime Crotet produces natural wines without sulphur, so they are not wines for long aging. We advise to taste these sweet beverages in their youth and in their first 5 years.

However, the trade being very young, we do not yet have enough perspective on the aging of Maxime's wines. Case to follow!

If you are a lover of natural wines, light, round, fruity wines, … with a beautiful richness, do not wait to discover on our site these exceptional wines which will delight the palate of all gourmets.

Discover the wines of MAXIME CROTET 

The entire Wvine team would like to thank Maxime Crotet for his trust and especially for the magnificent tasting!

Maxime Crotet dégustation

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