Daniel Bouland Morgon “Les Delys” 2019
Daniel Bouland Morgon “Les Delys” is a gorgeous expression of Gamay – a superb red wine from Morgon in Beaujolais, Burgundy, France.
Deep red-purple colour. Blueberry pie, vanilla, a layer of violet florals and generous spices on the nose. The steely tannins will become increasingly velvety with age, creating a lithe and smooth medium mouthfeel with a good acidity. Sweet cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry jam, sharp cranberry and a graphite-like mineral edge. Delicious long finish.
100% Gamay from a single hectare of over 90-years-old vines that were planted in 1926. The parcel’s location is on the Morgon-Chiroubles border, at the end of the Corcelette valley. The terroir is historically known as Delys. The old, gnarled vines sit on a southeast-facing slope, planted at 10,000 vines per hectare. It is sable soil and one of the best situated in the appellation with yields sometimes as low as 15 hl/ha.
The harvest was done by hand and vinification with full clusters to extract all the organoleptic qualities. Fermentation with natural yeasts in concrete vats with two pump overs per day. Ageing in old foudres in a tiny cellar. No filtering before bottling.
Ageing potential: enjoy Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Delys for 15–20 years from vintage.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
The 2019 Morgon Les Delys Vignes plantées en 1926 has turned out brilliantly. Wafting from the glass with aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, strawberries, sweet soil tones and spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered. It’s seamless and multidimensional. Striking concentration, succulent acids and powdery tannins, it’s long and penetrating. While this is carrying less puppy fat than the 2018 at the same age, it’s still quite a demonstrative. Fruit-driven vintage of Les Delys, and while it will be long-lived, it can also be approached young.