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Morgon

Appellation Village

Grape Variety :

Gamay.

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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.

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Viticulture

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

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Vinification

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

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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".

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Serving

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

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