Daniel Bouland
‘Corcelette’ Gamay 2019
Morgon
Beaujolais, France

$50.00

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Style: Red: Bright fruits, juicy and deep.

Producer: Daniel Bouland

Region: Beaujolais, France

Grape: Gamay

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Granite

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old foudre

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Gamay for shorthand or Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc in long, is THE grape of Beaujolais. It’s also founds in other areas of France, namely the Loire Valley, but it’s not the signature of this region. Known for producing red wines that are not too dissimilar to Pinot Noir. Lighter in style with an easy and approachable feel to them.

This particular wine is from the vineyard – 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. It is from vines with an average age of 60 years. First, whole-bunch fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in very old foudre (large cask). It’s a pretty style of Beaujolais that I find very attractive. 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. Put on the table with Christmas lunch and it won’t last long!

Sebastian Crowther MS

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Producer Profile

Although Beaujolais is technically part of the greater Burgundy region, the grapes they use are slightly different. For Burgundy proper, Pinot Noir is the star. But in this southern outpost Gamay takes centre stage. This wine is from Morgon, one of the ten crus of Beaujolais. It’s one of my favourites too.

Bouland portrays the artisanal Beaujolais vigneron in perhaps its purest form. He works alone in his vineyards where most of the material is gnarled, old goblet vines. His young parcels have been planted with selections massal from his older vineyards. Nothing is sweetened and nothing is taken away from the raw, visceral goodness of the juice. Hand-harvesting, very low yields, old wood, wild yeast fermentations, 100% whole bunch (open) ferments and without filtration, places him very much in the back-to-basics-dirt-under-the-fingernails camp.

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Style: Red: Bright fruits, juicy and deep.

Producer: Daniel Bouland

Region: Beaujolais, France

Grape: Gamay

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Granite

Farming: Organic

Oak: Old foudre

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Gamay for shorthand or Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc in long, is THE grape of Beaujolais. It’s also founds in other areas of France, namely the Loire Valley, but it’s not the signature of this region. Known for producing red wines that are not too dissimilar to Pinot Noir. Lighter in style with an easy and approachable feel to them.

This particular wine is from the vineyard – 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. It is from vines with an average age of 60 years. First, whole-bunch fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in very old foudre (large cask). It’s a pretty style of Beaujolais that I find very attractive. 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. Put on the table with Christmas lunch and it won’t last long!

Sebastian Crowther MS