Bottle Notes, Burgundy

2015 Guy Breton Morgon Vielles Vignes

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.

Ruby red in color. 14% ABV. Charming nose of red fruits, wet soil and flowers. Medium body with ample acidity. Crisp, earth fruits in spades. Cherry, cranberry, blood orange and earth on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Absolutely delightful Beaujolais that is ready to drink. Best over the next year or so.

My rating: 91 points.

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

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