The grapes come from a 44.5 acre southeast-facing Estate vineyard, with vines that are more than 50 years old. Great care is taken to control yields. Harvesting of this wine is conducted manually in whole bunches and the grapes are de-stemmed before pressing. The wine undergoes semi-carbonic maceration, with malolactic fermentation taking place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
Franck and Cyrille Chavy are the fourth generation of winegrowers on the Morgon “Cru”. With their father, Henri, they run vineyards that are mainly planted in the “Charmes” and “Corcelette” “climats”. They have two wineries which allow them to complete a 6-12 day maceration and produce wines full of finesse and roundness that win them many medals every year.
This wine pairs best with grilled red meats, mushroom risotto, spicy dishes and aged cheeses
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Morgon
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.6 g/l
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
2015: 90 Pts - Vinous, Jan 2017
2015: 89-90Pts - Wine Advocate, Aug 2016
2014: 90 Pts - Vinous, Aug. 2016
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #219, June 2015
2013: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #213, June 2014
2011: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2012
2009: 89-90 Pts - Wine Advocate #190, Aug. 2010
2005: 91 Pts - Wine Advocate #165, June 2006