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    Guy Breton

    About Guy Breton

    One of the most dynamic, beloved and well-respected vignerons in the famous region of Beaujolais, Guy Breton is affectionately known as P’tit Max by friends and admirers of his work alike. The talented winemaker and character took the helm of his family estate in 1986, at the height of Beaujolais’ unfortunate descent into reliance on mass-produced, rapidly bottled generic wines shipped without thought all over the world.

     

    Breton was disheartened by the prevalence of vast cooperative wineries, which had for a number of years been importing non-native yeast cultures and implementing high-tech carbonic maceration techniques to speed up the process of vinification whilst robbing the wines of all sense of place and structure – Beaujolais had, for all intents and purposes, no terroir...

     

    Viniculture

    Taking their lead from the staunch traditionalist Jules Chauvet, Guy formed what became known as the “Gang of Four” alongside Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Paul Thévenet and Jean Foillard. The Gang called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification, commencing first and foremost with old vines. Discarding the damaging practices of synthetic herbicides and pesticides, the four favoured late harvesting, rigorous sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. The end result, in P’tit Max’ case, allows the appellation of Morgon to express itself naturally.

     

    Managing a relatively small estate of just over four hectares, Breton subsidises his fruit with grapes sourced from trusted growers who share his philosophy of terroir expression but may lack his winemaking skill.

     

    A gorgeous expression from Morgon appellation, the “Vielles Vignes” cuvée is sourced from old vines planted in Saint Joseph and Grand Cras subzones – incidentally, the epithet “old vine” is no idle brag, the average age of Gamay in this blend is a staggering 80 years.

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    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2018 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £392.14
    2018

    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2018 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    Bright-hued ruby. Expressive red and dark berry scents take on a floral quality and a hint of spiciness with air. Concentrated yet energetic as well, offering juicy, mineral-tinged raspberry, bitter cherry and candied rose flavors that show fine clarity and turn sweeter through the midpalate. The cherry and floral notes echo on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with strong, mineral-driven persistence.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £392.14
    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £380.14
    2019

    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    Shimmering violet. High-pitched red and blue fruit, violet and exotic spice scents are complemented by a floral nuance and a building mineral overtone. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, boysenberry, allspice and candied rhubarb flavors and a deeper licorice note on the back half. Closes long and precise, showing subtle tannic grip and repeating floral and mineral qualities.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £380.14
    Guy Breton Morgon P'tit Max 2018 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £392.14
    2018

    Guy Breton Morgon P'tit Max 2018 (12x75cl)
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £392.14
    Guy Breton Morgon VV 2019 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £380.14
    2019

    Guy Breton Morgon VV 2019 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    Dark magenta. Assertive red and blue fruit and potpourri aromas are complicated by exotic spice, potpourri and smoky mineral accents. Finely detailed, mineral-driven raspberry, boysenberry, Asian spice and candied lavender flavors deepen with aeration while maintaining vivacity. Sappy, seamless and sharply focused on the impressively long, minerally finish, which is framed by polished, well-knit tannins.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £380.14
    Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £332.14
    2019

    Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    Vivid ruby-red. Aromas of fresh red and blue fruits, candied flowers and baking spices take on a smoky mineral flourish with air. Finely detailed and appealingly sweet, offering juicy boysenberry and raspberry flavors and emerging floral and mocha nuances. The floral note carries through a very long, lively finish framed by discreet, even tannins.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £332.14
    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2018 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £300.00
    2018

    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2018 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    Bright-hued ruby. Expressive red and dark berry scents take on a floral quality and a hint of spiciness with air. Concentrated yet energetic as well, offering juicy, mineral-tinged raspberry, bitter cherry and candied rose flavors that show fine clarity and turn sweeter through the midpalate. The cherry and floral notes echo on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with strong, mineral-driven persistence.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £290.00
    2019

    Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (93)

    Shimmering violet. High-pitched red and blue fruit, violet and exotic spice scents are complemented by a floral nuance and a building mineral overtone. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, boysenberry, allspice and candied rhubarb flavors and a deeper licorice note on the back half. Closes long and precise, showing subtle tannic grip and repeating floral and mineral qualities.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 93 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £290.00
    Guy Breton Morgon P'tit Max 2018 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £300.00
    2018

    Guy Breton Morgon P'tit Max 2018 (12x75cl)
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £300.00
    Guy Breton Morgon VV 2019 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £290.00
    2019

    Guy Breton Morgon VV 2019 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (94)

    Dark magenta. Assertive red and blue fruit and potpourri aromas are complicated by exotic spice, potpourri and smoky mineral accents. Finely detailed, mineral-driven raspberry, boysenberry, Asian spice and candied lavender flavors deepen with aeration while maintaining vivacity. Sappy, seamless and sharply focused on the impressively long, minerally finish, which is framed by polished, well-knit tannins.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 94 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £290.00
    Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)
    In Bond: £250.00
    2019

    Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)

    Vinous (92)

    Vivid ruby-red. Aromas of fresh red and blue fruits, candied flowers and baking spices take on a smoky mineral flourish with air. Finely detailed and appealingly sweet, offering juicy boysenberry and raspberry flavors and emerging floral and mocha nuances. The floral note carries through a very long, lively finish framed by discreet, even tannins.
    1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

    Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 92 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £250.00

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