Guy Breton Morgon Vieille Vignes 12pk 2020
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Also known as "Petit Max" by his friends, Guy Breton is certainly a name in everyone's ear ever since Kermit Lynch dubbed him, together with Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Jean Foillard, as Beaujolais famous "Gang of Four" in the '80s. The essence of their philosophy: take a step back, appreciate and cultivate old vines, apply organic farming practices, avoid the use of sulphur, let natural ferments do their magic and help the terroir expressing itself through minimal intervention. Following these principals, each of them has ever since proven that Beaujolais is more than just 'Nouveau' and can indeed produce meaningful, complex and wonderful wines. Read More
Guy Breton Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2020
These arrived late last year, and then I had a break and promptly forgot all about them. Whoops. Anyway, they’ve been downstairs in my air-conditioned cellar, so they have been kept in very good shape. This wine is sourced from 80 year old vines, and 2020 was a very hot summer.
Red cherry, plenty of spice and floral notes, a sweet damp earth and mushroom character too, and aniseed. It’s sappy and spicy, bright with cherry and raspberry, a cranberry crispness, emery tannin with the rasp of a kitten’s tongue, and a juicy red fruit finish of vigour and freshness.
Rating: 95 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Winefront