Daniel Bouland doesn't put a foot wrong... or a wine for that matter. This is as spectacular as any of his Cru Beaujolais wines. The Chiroubles, as expected from this terroir, is brightly red fruited and floral - high tones from the highest altitude region in Beaujolais. Structurally, it has a lot of similarities with other wines from Bouland, and in this case is very reminiscent of the (pink) granite soils of Chiroubles. An absolute delight to drink. Get as much of this and any Bouland as you can. - Chris L
There is nothing "nouveau" about this new release of Beaujolais: Daniel Bouland is old school. He might not have the superstar status of the likes of Lapierre or Foillard, but he certainly is a favourite of ours, and joins the elite as one of only five producers in Beaujolais to be classified as a "producteur des très grande qualité".
Bouland is a reclusive genius. He spends his time tending and hand-picking his 6 hectares of old vine Gamay, spread mainly throughout Morgon, one of the 10 Beaujolais crus.
The soils of Morgon range from sandy loams to heavier clays, and the ferrous richness is expressed by a deep, and Burgundian earthiness. Bouland's Morgon wines are certainly worthy of the verb "to morgonner", the term given to the distinct wines of Morgon that age to become silky in a Burgundian fashion.
Each release, Bouland's 10 cuvées explore the site-specific pockets of his vineyards across Chiroubles, Côte de Brouilly and of course both the pebbly and the sandy soils of the lieux-dits of Morgon. - Peta W
|Product Type||Wine Red Gamay & Beaujolais|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|