Morgon

Appellation Village
Morgon

Grape Variety :

Gamay.

Vineyard

Site: at the heart of Beaujolais, between Régnié and Chiroubles.
History & tradition: the term "morgon" means "decayed soil", the schist falls in pieces.
Soil: made up of broken up schist and thin sheets of mica, giving the wine its character and longevity.

Viticulture

Density: 9 000 vines/ha, to check the strength of the varietal.
Pruning: Gobelet method (Goblet pruning), very short, to control yield.

Vinification

Harvesting: by hand.
Method: traditional for Beaujolais; semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes.
Maceration: 4 to 10 days.
Ageing: stainless steel vat.

Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"Good structure, recalling the profile of some of the great wines of the Côte d'Or. Deep garnet colour; powerful aromas of cherry and will berries. Fleshy on the palate. A lot of character".

Vintage

The wines show an intense, dark, almost black colour. Notes of black fruit and spices. Extremely supple, it is one of the best vintages since 2003. 2009 is showing its breed and will rightfully take its place among those vintages ending in "9" in the last century, as well as 2005, 1978, 1961...

Serving

Temperature: 15°C (57°F).
Cellaring: 2 to 6 years.
Morgon
Morgon