2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes, Guy Breton

The vines in question are around 80 years old, lying high on sandy soil. Brimming with cassis and luscious red fruits as well as additional complexity thanks to the plot.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£29.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Morgon, Cru Beaujolais, Beaujolais, France
  • Grape
    Gamay
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2026
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes, Guy Breton
Guy Breton

The first thing you learn on meeting this rugged-looking, wire-haired winemaker with a twinkle in his eye is that no one calls him Guy. Instead, he goes by ‘P’tit Max’: a diminutive moniker referencing his father that has stuck since childhood. He rose to fame as one of the ‘gang of four’, as legendary US importer Kermit Lynch dubbed them: a group of leading low-sulphur winemakers in Beaujolais. He likes to pick early, and has many old vine parcels at high elevations: he seeks freshness in his wines, and steers away from too much tannin extraction in the cellar.

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