2020 Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes

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Most of Bouland’s offerings are technically old vine, but it’s only this and the Délys cuvée which celebrate the age of the vines on the label. This again comes from Corcelette but from vines on granitic sand soils (sable means sand). The vines were planted in 1926, so it’s truly a Vieilles Vignes cuvée. It is the sister wine, if you like, to the Cailloux (rocky) cuvée.

Unsurprisingly Bouland’s gnarled old trunks have over-delivered in this warm and dry vintage. Get ready for a symphony of cool raspberry and red fruits, delicate notes of currant, haunting wild herbs and smoke. It’s the purest, most concentrated and effortless of Bouland’s 2020 releases; the ripe, velvety tannins coating a core of electrifying acidity and culminating in a wine of lithe energy and elegance.