Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Close
Home Shop All Wines


Main Menu
Shop All Wines

Producers

Producers

Producers

Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Close

Notify me

Fill out your info and we will notify you when the 2015 Beaujolais-Villages “Marylou” Guy Breton is back in stock or when a new vintage becomes available.


2015 Beaujolais-Villages “Marylou”

Guy Breton

2015 Beaujolais-Villages “Marylou” Guy Breton - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Petit Max is known for producing the most easy-drinking wines of Beaujolais’ Gang of Four. The 2015 Marylou must be the ideal example. Its flirty ruby color and subtle fruit on the nose hint at the thirst quenching to come, but that first airy sip is what makes you want to guzzle in a way totally inappropriate to winedrinking etiquette. What am I saying? It’s Beaujolais. There are no rules. Tuck in that pinky and gulp this one down to your heart’s delight. –Emily Spillmann


Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Gamay
Appellation: Beaujolais-Villages
Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Producer: Guy Breton
Winemaker: Guy Breton
Vineyard: 45 years, 2.5 acres
Soil: Granite, Rocks
Aging: Wines are aged on fine lees in Burgundian barrels
Farming: Organic
Alcohol: 12.5%

More from this Producer or Region

About Beaujolais

After years of the region’s reputation being co-opted by mass-produced Beaujolais Nouveau and the prevalence of industrial farming, the fortunes of vignerons from the Beaujolais have been on the rise in the past couple of decades. Much of this change is due to Jules Chauvet, a prominent Beaujolais producer who Kermit worked with in the 1980s and arguably the father of the natural wine movement, who advocated not using herbicides or pesticides in vineyards, not chaptalizing, fermenting with ambient yeasts, and vinifying without SO2. Chief among Chauvet’s followers was Marcel Lapierre and his three friends, Jean Foillard, Guy Breton, and Jean-Paul Thévenet—a group of Morgon producers who Kermit dubbed “the Gang of Four.” The espousal of Chauvet’s methods led to a dramatic change in quality of wines from Beaujolais and with that an increased interest and appreciation for the AOC crus, Villages, and regular Beaujolais bottlings.

The crus of Beaujolais are interpreted through the Gamay grape and each illuminate the variety of great terroirs available in the region. Distinguishing itself from the clay and limestone of Burgundy, Beaujolais soils are predominantly decomposed granite, with pockets of blue volcanic rock. The primary vinification method is carbonic maceration, where grapes are not crushed, but instead whole clusters are placed in a tank, thus allowing fermentation to take place inside each grape berry.

Much like the easy-going and friendly nature of many Beaujolais vignerons, the wines too have a lively and easy-drinking spirit. They are versatile at table but make particularly good matches with the local pork sausages and charcuterie. Though often considered a wine that must be drunk young, many of the top crus offer great aging potential.

More from Beaujolais or France

2017 Raisins Gaulois

M. & C. Lapierre  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Vin de France

$18.00

2016 Beaujolais-Villages “Grandes Terres”

Quentin Harel  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Beaujolais Villages

$19.00

2016 Beaujolais Blanc “Clos de Rochebonne”

Château Thivin  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Côte de Brouilly

$29.00

2016 Régnié “Grain & Granit”

Charly Thévenet  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Régnié

$32.00

2016 Chénas

La Soeur Cadette  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Chénas

$28.00

2016 Côte de Brouilly

Château Thivin  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Côte de Brouilly

$27.00

2016 Juliénas “Beauvernay”

Domaine Chignard  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Juliénas

$25.00

2016 Juliénas

La Soeur Cadette  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Juliénas

$30.00

2016 Côte de Brouilly

Guy Breton  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Côte de Brouilly

$35.00

2016 Régnié

Guy Breton  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Régnié

$30.00

2016 Brouilly “Reverdon”

Château Thivin  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Brouilly

$25.00

2017 Beaujolais Villages Rosé

Château Thivin  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Beaujolais

$20.00

Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

Close
Close

Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.

Cancel
Close

Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.
Cancel
Close
Close

Site Credits

Design

Offset

Commerce

Figure

Photography