Daniel Bouland

Daniel Bouland’s vineyards are in the Cru’s of Côte des Brouilly, Morgon, and, Chiroubles and his tiny (only 8 ha!) vineyard is now recognised as one of Beaujolais’ yardstick addresses. Surrounding the small town of Villié-Morgon, the vineyards of Morgon are divided into seven climates: Côte de Py, Les Micouds, Javerniere, Les Grands Cras, Les Charmes, Corselette, and Douby. The majority of Daniel Bouland’s old bush vines lie within Corselette, in the hilly Haut Morgon to the northwest of the appellation.

Bouland farms a number of old-vine parcels in this terroir, where (in general) the sandy granite soils over weathered schists tend to result in wines of great perfume and finer, rounder tannins than those of the nearby Côte de Py.

There are 3 classifications in Beaujolais.

  1. Beaujolais – Generic Beaujolais, much of this goes into Beaujolais Nouveau.
  2. Beaujolais Village – The mid-Tier split between a portion of Beaujolais Nouveau and more serious wine released the following year.
  3. Beaujolais Cru – The best gear we like to play with. There are 10 Cru’s.