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 offer a good maturity and a remarkable energy. They display a good acidity level as well as a mineral character.

Serving

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