Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes (Sable) 2019
Most of Bouland’s offerings are technically old-vine, but it’s only this and the Délys cuvée below that 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 here 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.
Despite the vine age the winemaking remains the same, so what you have here is the depth, intensity and personality coaxed from some of Morgon’s oldest vines. The value here is off the charts. It’s such a jubey, fine and pretty wine. If it was from the Cote d’Or you’d swear you were in Chambolle.
“The 2019 Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes Sable is excellent, unfurling in the glass with aromas of cherries, plums, violets and orange rind. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and muscular, built around succulent acids and powdery tannins, it's elegantly structured and built to age, even if it's charming enough to be enjoyed young—the 2011 vintage from my own cellar is drinking brilliantly.”94 PointsThe Wine Advocate