Bottle Notes, Cellar Management

2015 Guy Breton Morgon Vielles Vignes – Bottle Notes

Guy Breton took over the family domaine from his grandfather in 1986. Until that point, the family was selling their fruit to the large cooperative wineries. Breton’s domaine is comprised of just over four hectares most of which lies in the appellation of Morgon. Guy Breton along with Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Jean Foillard was part of the Kermit Lynch “Gang of Four” which called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification.

Crimson in color. 14% ABV. Pretty nose of red fruits, spice box, lavender and soil. Medium body with exquisite acidity. Light and refreshing with an appealing earthy quality. Cherry, cranberry, blood orange and earth on the palate. Nice length on the finish. Charming Beaujolais that I could drink most any night of the week. I rushed off and ordered the recently released 2020 upon tasting this. Best over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 92 points.

Guy Breton is imported by Kermit Lynch and the new releases can always be found there.

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