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    Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette 2018

    Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette 2018

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    $49.99
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    $49.99

    This particular wine is the first of two cuvées that focus on Corcelette's pure, sandy, granitic soils. This soil generates wines of great perfume and finer, rounder tannins than those of Morgon's more schist-influenced terroirs. 2018's healthy yields allowed Bouland to separate his 'younger' vines in this area--60 years on average (so hardly young!)--from his very oldest bush vines which are bottled in the Vieilles Vignes cuvée below. It was whole-bunch fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in very old foudre (large cask). This is a superb start to what are four stunning Morgons this vintage. Of the four, this is the prettiest and, in some ways, the most ready to drink. It's a super-classy, super-pure Morgon with perfume and flavours of red berries and rose and a fluid, juicy personality; it's gently powdery in the mouth. The finish is built on perfume. A marvellous wine of great finesse (in the context of Beaujolais), that is already delicious, but will certainly age!

    Region

    It is a good time to be a lover of Beaujolais. The regions bucolic, bubble-gummy wines are a thing of the past, the farming has improved as has the quality and what was once a cheap and cheerful option to Burgundy is now a sought-after addition to a wine drinkers quiver. It’s predominantly a red wine region centred around the Gamay grape with small amounts of Chardonnay and Aligoté making up the whites. From the youthful exuberance of Beaujolais Nouveau to stellar producers from one of the ten ‘Crus’. The 10 crus, from north to south, are: Saint-Amour, Juliénas, Chénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Régnié, Brouilly and Côte de Brouilly. Local knowledge: Look for wines from the excellent Côte du Py vineyard in Morgon and keep an eye out for an 11th Cru, Lantignié, rumored to be joining the fold in the near future.

    Specifications

    • Varieties

      Gamay
    • Vintage

      2018
    • Vegan

      No
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

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    Regular price
    $299.94
    Case(s) of 6
    $49.99 per bottle
    $49.99 per bottle