Here we enter the realm of Bouland's spectacular, terroir-specific Morgon's. This wine is the first of two cuvées that focus on Corcelette's sandy, granitic soils. This soil generates wines of great perfume and finer, rounder tannins than those of Morgon's more schist-influenced terroirs. Bouland separates his so-called 'younger' vines in this area (60 years on average so hardly young!) from his very oldest bush vines, which are bottled under the Vieilles Vignes label.
This is the prettiest and, in some ways, the most accessible to drink of the Morgon's. It's fragrant and perfumed with ripe raspberry, rosemary oil, potpourri and smoky minerality. Bouland's calling cards of high spectrum bright fruits and delicate florals are telegraphed by red cherry and rose petal flavours, complemented by lavender, rosemary, and thyme/garrigue. There is a beautiful wildness to this year's Corcelette, a wine gently shaped by fine, powdery tannins into a long, mineral finish. Simply gorgeous. - Importer Note
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|