2018 Laurent Perrachon Morgon Corcelette

2018 Laurent Perrachon Morgon Corcelette

Johan Axlund

"Cherry and spice on the nose, touch of savouriness. great balance."

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Johan Axlund

"Cherry and spice on the nose, touch of savouriness. great balance."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $50.00 per bottle50% OFF

$24.99

(buy 6 or more)

$25.99 per single bottle
Bottles
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Corcelette is locate with the cru of Morgon, arguably the most famous Beaujolais cru of all, with Corcelette also renowned for its sandy, granitic soil.

In the hands of the Perrachon team, the organically grown fruit from this plot has a high toned beauty but backed by that more hearty Morgon flavour.

A silken beauty, but backed with flavour, this is unquestionably attractive mod Beaujolais.

Expert Reviews

90 Points - Wine EnthusiastThis juicy, blackberry-flavored wine offers fine tannins and richness from partial wood aging in large barrels. The fruit is the star, generous and balanced. Drink this single-vineyard wine from 2021.

Tech stuff

Gamay
Laurent Perrachon
Beaujolais
2018
750ml
13%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

It has a full body and is very full in the mouth. Garnet robe. Strong ripe fruit aromas : cherry, peach, apricot, plum.... This Morgon is a rich, intensely-flavoured wine. Serve at 13° C, with rich meat dishes, game and cheese

How was it made?

AOC: Cru du Beaujolais
Varietal: Gamay pruned short in gobelet
Average age of the vines: 45 years
Surface : 2.5 ha
Production in bottles : 16 000
Yield : 45-50 hl
Soil type : loose granite and schist

Winemaking

Handpicked with whole bunches, 25 to 60% destemming, vinified in stainless vats and oak barrels. Estate bottled and aged in the 17th century cellars.
Recommended ageing: 3 to 4 years

Who made it?

Laurent Perachon is Beaujolais. The Julienas history mentions the Perrachon name in 1601. The Perrachon family acquired the domain of la Bottière, in Juliénas, in 1877. Then came the Domaine des Perelles on the Romanèche-Thorins territory, at the feet of the Moulin-à-Vent hills. The Domaine des Mouilles, now the heart of the Perrachon operations, was acquired in 1989. It is the heart of the Julienas appellation, benefiting from the best exposure and the best soils. Recently, Perrachon added smaller parcels in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint Amour. Now, the harvest covers six appellations: Julienas of course, but also Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chenas and our latest addition, Saint-Amour. This makes us the independent winemaker in Beaujolais with the most comprehensive list of crus. Both red and rose wines come from a single varietal - Gamay. Vines are pruned short, in "goblet" and "Cordon de Royat". Part of the property is planted with very old vines, 80 to 100 years old. Perrachone also have a rare white Beaujolais made of achardonnay, the traditional varietal of the great white Burgundies. Here, the harvest is still done by hand. Traditional Burgundy winemaking techniques are combined with the carbonic maceration typical of Beaujolais. Fermenting lasts 6 to 8 days for "Villages" up to 18 days for "Terroirs selections". The wines are then maturing slowly in the 1702 cellar, to the bottling, starting around Easter.

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