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)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £392.14
Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £380.14
2019

Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - 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) 80 years old bush vines. The concentration and precision of fruit is remarkable - sweet cranberry, blackcurrant and black cherry. The nose is suggestive of a forest during summertime, with scent of wild flowers and violets, liquorice, mint, fern and hummus. Beautifully balanced, the acidity adding freshness to the fruits and the velvety texture adding charms to the savoury notes. A complete wine that has many years of interesting evolution ahead of it, but which is fully opened already.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £380.14
Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £320.14
2019

Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £320.14
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)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £300.00
Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £290.00
2019

Guy Breton Cote de Brouilly 2019 (12x75cl)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - 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) 80 years old bush vines. The concentration and precision of fruit is remarkable - sweet cranberry, blackcurrant and black cherry. The nose is suggestive of a forest during summertime, with scent of wild flowers and violets, liquorice, mint, fern and hummus. Beautifully balanced, the acidity adding freshness to the fruits and the velvety texture adding charms to the savoury notes. A complete wine that has many years of interesting evolution ahead of it, but which is fully opened already.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - Read Review/Description In Bond: £290.00
Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £240.00
2019

Guy Breton Regnie 2019 (12x75cl)
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Beaujolais 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £240.00

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