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Jean Ernest Descombes Morgon 2018

Overview

This first-class Morgon features a brilliant garnet color, and intense aromas of flowers, black fruits, kirsch, and subtle peach notes. Full-bodied, structured, balanced, and clean, with soft tannins and a long finish. 

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from a 29.7-acre southeast-facing Estate vineyard, with vines more than 50 years old (and some as old as 100 years). Harvesting of this wine is conducted manually, in whole bunches, and the grapes are destemmed before pressing. Semi-carbonic maceration lasts between 10 to 12 days, with malolactic fermentation taking place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats between 28 – 30° C.

Interesting Fact
Nicole Descombes Savoye, known as “the Queen of Beaujolais” took over running the winery and vineyards when her parents passed away in 1993 (Nicole’s father, Jean Ernst, was considered one of the great winemakers of the region). Descombes is the first grower that Georges Duboeuf started working with when he started Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in 1968.

Serving Hints

This wine pairs best with sirloin steak, roasted duck breast, stuffed portobello mushrooms and aged cheeses.


PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
COUNTRY: France
REGION:  A.O.C. Morgon
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
pH: 3.47
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.3 g/l
ACIDITY: 5.35 g/l
ALCOHOL: 13%


Press Highlights

2018: 94 Pts. - James Suckling, Feb. 18, 2019
2018: 93 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Feb 2020
2018: 92 Pts - Vinous, Oct 2019
2017: 93 Pts. - James Suckling, Feb. 18, 2019
2017: 91 Pts. - Wine Advocate, Sept 22, 2018
2017: 90 Pts. - Wine Enthusiast, March 2019
2016: 93 Pts. - James Suckling,  Feb. 22, 2018
2016: 91 Pts. ‘Cellar Selection’ – Wine Enthusiast, March 2018
2015: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2017
2015: 91 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2017
2015: 91 Pts - Vinous, Jan 2017
2012: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Web Only
2012: 89 Pts - Vinous, Feb. 2015
2011: 91 Pts -Wine Spectator, Feb. 28, 2013
2011: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate, June 2013
2011: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2013
2010: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 2011
2009: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb. 2011
2009: 90-91 Pts - Wine Advocate #190, Aug. 2010
2008: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #184, Aug. 2009

 
 
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