Guy Breton, Gamay "Cuvée Marylou" Beaujolais-Villages, France 2021
Guy’s Beaujolais Villages “Marylou” is sourced from the Saint Joseph and Grand Cras subzones of the appellation, about 500 meters from his Morgon vines. The wine is named after Marylou, Guy Breton’s daughter.
Breton loves wines that are easy to drink, and his are typically the lightest in color, the lowest in alcohol, and the least tannic of the Gang of Four Morgons. Additionally, Breton’s wines open up beautifully with time.
Marylou exemplifies all that is right with Beaujolais. Easy on the eyes (look at that vibrant color!), easy on the head (alcohol and sulfur circumscribed), easy enough on the wallet (this is Guy Breton, living legend, after all),— and full steam ahead on the joy of it all.