Give it a good swirl and allow those lovely cherry blossom and cherry fruit notes to come through. Bergamot, stewed strawberrry, cranberry and just a little liquorice. Such soft tannins, and a lovely lithe and elegant palate.
One of the famed ‘Gang of Four’ (Breton, Jean Foillard, Jean-Paul Thevenet and Marcel Lapierre) credited with starting the natural wine movement around the village of Villié-Morgon in the 1980s, Guy Breton is rightly considered one of the most important Beaujolais producers in recent history. Sure, natural wine has become trendy McTrendy, but we prefer to concentrate on the intrinsic quality of the wines. From just 3ha around the cru of Morgon, Breton’s Beaujolais are possessed of a fruity vibrancy, ethereality and tension that are a marvel to behold, and show what can be done when natural winemaking is allied to obsessively careful vineyard management and a deep understanding of the entire winemaking process.
FROM THE PRESS
“One of the original ‘Gang of Four’ who spearheaded the natural wine movement in Beaujolais in the 1980s, Guy Breton's estate is only three hectares, most of which is around Morgon. Vine age between 8 and 80 years old. Mid smudgy crimson. Smells of tiny wild red berries and peppery herbs. Full of pure energy and life. Mouth-watering red fruits, fragrant and juicy on the palate. Incredibly fine tannins. Likely to age well but already delicious now. ”Julia Harding, JancisRobinson.com Sept 2022