2019 Guy Breton Morgon (750ml)15 3 0 0
"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 which dominated the region...Following the example of traditionalist Jules Chauvet, Guy and three other local vignerons, Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet, and Jean Foillard, soon hoisted the flag of this back-to-nature movement. The importer Kermit Lynch dubbed this clan the Gang of Four, and the name has stuck ever since. The Gang called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. Breton's domaine is comprised of three hectares, eighty percent of which lies in the appellation of Morgon, around the village of Villié-Morgon. The vines range in age from 8 to 80 years, with the 80-year-old vines dedicated to the vieilles vignes cuvée." - Allen Meadows (Burghound)
Breton's wines are bright, aromatic and so easy to drink yet always reflective of their terroir.
Morgon Vieilles Vignes (80 yr old vines)
• Guy’s principal wine, the Morgon “Vieilles Vignes” is sourced from the Saint Joseph and Grand Cras subzones of the appellation, which give fine, stony wines. A high-lying sandy parcel contributes more complexity, structure, and acidity to the blend.
• 40% of bottling comes from purchased grapes from the lower part of the climat “Les Charmes”
• Aged 60% in used barrels, 40% in tank