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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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Vintage

2020 is a very attractive vintage which offers wines with deep and intense colours. Both the nose and mouth develop aromas reminiscent of black fruits such as blackberry, cherry, deliciously mingling with liquorice and spices. The wines show some richness and density giving a few years' ageing capacity to some appellations.

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Serving

Temperature: 15°C (57°F).

Cellaring: 2 to 6 years.

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