Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette 2019
Now we enter the realm of Bouland’s spectacular, terroir-specific Morgons. This particular wine is the first of two cuvées that focus on Corcelette’s sandy, granitic soils. This soil generates wines of great perfume and finer, rounder tannins than those of Morgon’s more schist-influenced terroirs. Bouland separates his so-called ‘younger’ vines in this area (60 years on average so hardly young!) from his very oldest bush vines, which are bottled in the Vieilles Vignes cuvée below.
Like all Bouland’s wines this was whole-bunch fermented with indigenous yeasts and raised in very old foudre (large cask). This is a superb start to what are five stunning Morgons. Of the quintet, this is the prettiest and, in some ways, the most accessible to drink. It’s packed with silky ripe plum, rose petal, geranium and blueberry fruit notes, and has a seamless structure that is incredibly seductive already. Wonderful balance and purity, this is simply gorgeous.