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Côte du Py – Morgon 2018


Overview

This wine has a brilliant garnet color, with aromas of fresh black fruits, cherry and kirsch, along with the minerality that is typical of the Cote du Py terrior. It is full-bodied, rich and structured, with firm tannins and a persistent finish. 

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
Harvesting of this wine is conducted manually, in whole bunches from a 24.7-acre south-facing plot where the vines are 50 years and older and configured in the traditional Gobelet system. They are destemmed and only the best bunches move to vinification. This wine undergoes frequent pumping over, with malolactic fermentation taking place in stainless-steel tanks. This wine does not see any oak. 

Interesting Fact
Morgon comes from a speical terroir made up of decomposed rock and friable schist, and is without a doubt the most typical of the ten Beaujolais "Crus". Its '"terroir" taste becomes more intense over time. The vineyards are owned by the Lacoque family, who have farmed this land for many years. 

Serving Hints

This first-class wine pairs best will grilled meats, spicy foods and aged cheeses. 


PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
COUNTRY: France
REGION: A.O.C. Morgon
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.50 g/l
pH: 3.75
ACIDITY: 5.05 g/l
ALCOHOL: 13%

Press Highlights

2018: 93 Pts. - James Suckling, Feb. 2019
2017: 92 Pts. - James Suckling, Feb. 2019
2016: 90 Pts. - James Suckling, Feb. 2018
2015: 91 Pts - 'Editor's Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2017
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2016
2015: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Oct 2016
2014: 89 Pts - Wine Advocate #219, June 2015
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2015

 
 
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