Morgon, 2016

  Domaine des Terres Dorées

From a high south-facing vineyard planted on decomposed granite soils, this is a Morgon of brightness and edge. The structure is sufficient to bear the name Morgon but there is a toned, quality to the tannins, the red and dark cherry fruit is mineral-kissed, there are also surprising red fruit touches of alpine strawberry. The Lingering finish is characterised by notes of crushed stones and flowers. Traditional de-stemmed Morgon fermented with wild yeasts and aged in concrete vats.

Contains Sulphites.

About Domaine des Terres Dorées

Owned and run by Jean-Paul Brun since 1977 and situated in the far south of the region, Terre Dorrées, named after the local golden stone found here, has become one of Beaujolais’ pre-eminent traditional Domaines. Jean-Paul aims for the Burgundian method, making wines of beauty and sensuality but with proper age-worthy structures. Viticulture is organic, grapes are de-stemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts and macerated for 3-4 weeks. The wine is then aged in a mixture of concrete tanks and used oak barrels. These are wines that charm and seduce yet burst with energy and character. Some of the most moreish and complete Beaujolais’ we have ever tasted.

Appellation: Morgon

Morgon's wines are generally seen as the densest and most powerful of all the ten Crus in Beaujolais.

Grape Type: Gamay

Gamay is found in the Beaujolais where, on granite slopes, it makes wine that cannot be reproduced anywhere else in the world. Thanks to poor winemaking over the last decade and the Beaujolais Nouveau stigma, Gamay has experienced a dip in popularity of late. Unjustly so, for it can produce wines brimming with juicy fruit, and is perfect slightly chilled and drunk alfresco. Gamay is also found in the Loire and in Burgundy, forming a partnership with Pinot Noir to make Bourgogne Passetoutgrains