Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart
Close
Just In: Quintarelli ⇒
SHIPPING INCLUDED ON $125 OR MORE
WINES ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING
SHOP AVAILABLE WINES →
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 2018 Régnié Guy Breton is back in stock or when a new vintage becomes available.


2018 Régnié

Guy Breton

I vividly recall tasting Breton’s 2018s with the man himself in Villié-Morgon last spring. Floating on a Gamay-induced cloud of silky fresh berries, I wondered, Grapes can do this?? My brow furrowed as I contemplated an inevitable problem: Bottles won’t be big enough. Buy only magnums? Does it come in buckets?
     I am no scientist, but something about the chemical properties of carbonically fermented Gamay from ancient vines in granite soils, bottled unfiltered with barely any sulfur, causes the stuff to evaporate from the bottle at an accelerated rate. Savor it while you can, because your glass will be empty before you know it, leaving you only with the spicy, mineral-laden aftertaste of a bottle that went down way too easily.

Anthony Lynch

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Gamay
Appellation: Régnié
Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Producer: Guy Breton
Winemaker: Guy Breton
Vineyard: 50% 100 years, 50% 35 years, 1 ha
Soil: Granite, Sand
Aging: Wines are aged on fine lees in Burgundian barrels
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 12.5%

More from this Producer or Region

About Beaujolais

map of 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

2018 Brouilly “Reverdon”

Château Thivin  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Brouilly

$26.00

2019 Beaujolais Blanc “Clos de Rochebonne”

Château Thivin  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Côte de Brouilly

$33.00

2018 Morgon “Les Charmes” Eponym’

Jean Foillard  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Morgon

$50.00

2019 Beaujolais Rosé

Domaine Dupeuble  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Beaujolais

$17.00
$37.00

2018 Brouilly

Alex Foillard  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Brouilly

$48.00

2018 Beaujolais-Villages

Jean Foillard  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Beaujolais-Villages

$27.00

2018 Juliénas

M. & C. Lapierre  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Juliénas

$38.00

2018 Fleurie

Jean Foillard  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Fleurie

$62.00

2018 Morgon “Côte du Py”

Jean Foillard  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Morgon

$50.00

2019 Beaujolais Villages Rosé

Château Thivin  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Beaujolais

$21.00

2016 Beaujolais-Villages “Cuvée Jules Chauvet”

Domaine Robert-Denogent  France  |  Beaujolais  |  Beaujolais Villages

$32.00

1. Wines are only available for shipping

2. Shipping is included on orders over $125 (ground shipping only, excludes HI & AK)

3. Selections expanding on a weekly basis

SHOP AVAILABLE SELECTIONS

A few updates during this unprecedented time...
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

Warnings


Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol


Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa