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Guy Breton, also known as P’tit Max, strives to make the kind of wines he likes to drink. His proclivity is for highly aromatic reds low in alcohol that are bottled unfiltered, with minimal sulfur. While he owns several parcels within the Morgon and Régnié crus of Beaujolais, he also has vineyards higher up in the hills that fall under the Beaujolais-Villages appellation. These cooler, high-altitude granite sites are perfectly suited to achieve his goal: brightly perfumed wines with lively, juicy fruit, lifted by a fresh acidity. The Cuvée Marylou, named for his daughter, is a great introduction to the house style, and a testament to how unbelievably gulpable Gamay becomes when farmed and vinified by one of the region’s best. P’tit Max prefers to enjoy his wines in copious quantity, in good company, and slightly chilled. We suggest you do the same—responsibly, of course.
|Vineyard:||45 years, 0.5 acres|
|Aging:||Wines are aged on fine lees in Burgundian barrels|
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117