Vintage 2019

Region Beaujolais

Appellation Morgon

Vine Age 55 Years

Varietals Gamay

Soil Type Granite sand and alluvial

Sizes Available 750 mL

Closure Diam Cork

Food Pairing Red meat or game

Press 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast (2020)
91 Points, James Suckling (2020)
90 Points, James Suckling (2019)
90 Points, Vinous (2019)

Vinification Manual grape-picking. The whole grapes are gathered in vats (no crushing, no destemming) for 9-11 days. Controlled temperature: 18-28° C. Cooling after pressing.
Maturing in stainless steel tanks. Fining with egg-whites. Natural tartaric stabilizing thanks to the cold winter temperature. Aging in Vat.

Tasting Notes Moderately dense garnet with broad purple rim. Beautiful, clean and youthful aroma dominated by mature black cherry, black raspberry and a faint peppery note. The palate again speaks of healthy dark berries, and the wine is textured and well-endowed, medium bodied plus. The wine’s flesh and fruit conceal the structure at first, particularly the acid frame typical of the 2013 vintage. The unusual oak regime is not only highly imaginative but also has been handled with skill, refining and polishing this exceptional, sensual Morgon: The wine was matured for 12 months in six 2,500-liter foudres, each fabricated by a different cooper from differing oaks. Clearly deserving of the gold medal won at the 2014 competition of the Vignerons Indépendants. - RB