Guy Breton 2020 Morgon, "Vieilles Vignes", Beaujolais
Guy Breton took over his family domaine in 1986 and stopped the family practice of selling off their fruit to the local negotiant and began bottling under the Guy Breton name. Always one of the first to pick in the region because Guy is in favor of lighter, lower alcohol, less tannic Beaujolais, even from Morgon which is known for being fuller and more powerful. The Gamay for this Morgon comes from 80 year old vines which produce less fruit, but the fruit they get is extracted and concentrated. I love the purity on the nose here. Just gobs of grapey fruit with cracked pepper and a hint of red currant on the finish. Light but with tremendous Beaujolais character.