2019 Morgon P'Tit Max, Guy Breton

This is Guy Breton’s top cuvée, and is given his nickname, P’tit Max, which he has been called since childhood after his father. Indeed, his friends still call him P’tit Max rather than Guy. The wine comes from a parcel of low yielding 130-year-old vines. He says that rather than being bigger or oakier than the rest of his wines, it instead has a level of finesse that sets it apart. It is concentrated and effortlessly long, but also refined and elegant, with nothing heavy or too powerful getting in the way of the expressive Morgon fruit. Crunchy and juicy at the same time, with a smoky lift.

Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£36.88
Case, 12 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£442.56

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Gamay
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2031
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2019 Morgon P'Tit Max, 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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