Wine of the week: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Sable VV Gamay
It’s that time again – time for yet another outstanding release from Daniel Bouland in Beaujolais. He works methodically, hand harvesting low-yielding vines and whole bunch fermenting with indigenous yeasts in old wood. These are wines with a depth and seriousness that will age with aplomb, while still drinking beautifully in their youth.
Bouland focuses intently on terroir, and as such he’s taken the step of labelling this cuvée with the soil it comes from and the difference it makes. Coming from two sandy parcels (did you know that ‘Sable’ is French for sand? Now you know!) planted in 1926, this is thoroughly a Vieilles Vignes cuvée (that’s ‘old vines’ in English, don’t say that drinking didn’t teach you something!). It’s beautifully lifted, with perfumed aromatics, crunchy red berry fruits, astounding purity, silty fine tannins, and an elegant spice with defined granitic minerality.
Buy one to drink now, plus another couple to enjoy in the years to come.
2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Sable VV Beaujolais, $55 (Magnum $115)
2018 Daniel Bouland Chiroubles Chatenay, $55
2018 Daniel Bouland Côte de Brouilly Cuvée Mélanie, $55
2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Delys, $55
2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette, $55 (Magnum $115)
2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Bellevue Cailloux, $55 (Magnum $115)
Limited stock, contact your neighbourhood store for availability
Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior