Morgon

Corcelette

Color / Grapes

Red/Gamay

Region

Beaujolais

Appellation

Morgon

Features

This wine comes from Corcelette single vineyard, it is one of the finest lieux-dits in Morgon with growing reputation. Here a shallower soil, close to a hard pink granite bedrock, and relative altitude (330 meters) facing East results in wines that are consistently showing fresh fruit aromas and a very seducing silky texture.

Vinification

Picked and sorted by hand, then mostly de-stemmed, the grapes macerate slowly over the course of three or four weeks. Some pigeage and pumping take place during the fermentation period, according to the vintage.

Winemaking and bottling

The wines are aged for 10 months in concrete tanks and in oak barrels, in our historic cellar ; new oak, one, two and three vintages old barrels. The oak used to make the barrels comes from the forests of Allier, Limousin and Nivernais.

Tasting / Food pairing

This Morgon Corcelette individual character is balanced between the typical freshness of gamay red fruits aromas and some firm tannins getting suppleness with a year or two in bottle. This attractively lively red wine with cherries and violet aromas will perfectly match all sorts of meat dishes with great personnality.

Preservation

The wine needs two or three years to reach its full harmony, and can then age comfortably for several decades.

Vintage

The rainiest winter in 60 years allowed the water tables to replenish which will become salutary later in the season.
A dry and sunny spring will give birth to the first flowers at the end of May. From the 13 of June drought and record temperatures will establish and last until the harvest time. These extreme conditions pushed us to harvest on the 30th of August. Maturity of the grapes was perfect. The high temperature implied to harvest at the earliest hours and allocate quickly our resources to pick at the right time for each parcel. The resulting wines are still fresh and balanced with deep colour and a generous complexity.

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