Guy Breton – 2019


Jessie Ponsinet 2021 Domaine Guy BretonTasted with Jessie Ponsinet in Villié-Morgon 26 February 2021.

Domaine Guy Breton
252 Rue Pasteur
69910 Villié-Morgon
Tel: +33 4 74 69 12 67
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On this day, unfortunately for him, the Petite Max (Guy) was indisposed – bed-ridden for two days after injuring his back!

I asked about the general market for wine and Jessie noted that “We’re lucky in France that the restaurants are getting plenty of help from the government, but they are not buying wine – okay, a few are, as they are taking the chance to replenish. That said, our 2019 Beaujolais Villages is already sold out, so the 2020 of this will be bottled in about 10 days. The yields were not bad in 2020, about the same as in 2019. It’s also our first vintage with a Fleurie!

The wines…

Always a lighter but über-drink-me style to the wines here – just a super range of 2019s – much to search out and then covet!

2019 Regnié
6 months of barrel elevage here. Vines at 400-450m not far from Truges.
Medium-plus colour. Aromatic freshness, fine airy red fruit. Supple, lovely freshness on the palate too – open and fruity – not a wine of density or concentration but wide and delicious. For drinking! Excellent and oh-so tasty wine.

2019 Morgon Vieilles-Vignes
Multiple parcels, high vines near Charmes/Truges. A bit riper this one – 13.5° – the Regnié was 12.5°
Less airy with more depth of aroma. Extra volume but styled a little like the Regnié – airy, open, and with fine mouth-watering presence. Another wine that majors on flavour and deliciousness – no extraneous details like concentration. Very delicious again, but I’ve a slight preference for the Regnié today.

2019 Chiroubles Cuvée Lea
Named for the daughter of Marylou, Guy’s granddaughter. Bought grapes from a vigneron in Chiroubles who works organically – in Javernand – Guy works with the vigneron in the vines too. Another part of this wine is in conversion to organic.
I find the fruit freshness a little more forward here. I love the width and energy here, a little extra depth of flavour too – drink or wait – this is super. Bravo!
2019 Côte de Brouilly
Another contract, this parcel shared with JC Lapalou
A little extra colour here. Darker fruit with a suggestion of menthols, it’s floral too – that’s a fine invitation. Here is a bit more structure- I can taste a little barrel too – but only an accent. Layered flavour, with a lovely mouth-watering, almost juicy, style to this flavour. Really excellent, practically bravo – the finish is really great and perfumedly complex.

2019 Fleurie
Near Poncié. It can be drunk but for us, it’s will be a bit more interesting to keep it for a while. Again 13.5°.
This is an airy nose – faintly floral, slowly expanding with a more rose-petal impression. Incisive, it’s a perfumed flavour too – a pretty wine with a faint touch of tannin. Wide, always perfumed flavour. Long finishing too. That’s a really excellent wine…

2019 Morgon Petit Max
From vines in Les Charmes of 100-120 years old – and not made every year. The Morgon VV was from ‘only’ 80-year-old vines. Bottled end of August. A year in barrel and a year in bottle before commercialising…
A deeper nose, more concentration of red fruit. Ooh – that’s direct, beautifully pure red fruit. I love this energy – modestly framed with a blend of fine-grain tannin – no dryness – and the flavour of the barrel. Keep this a while for the barrel to fade, but This is a great Morgon in an airy – über-delicious style.

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