Beaujolais

2019 Marchand & Burch Morgon Gamay

12 x 750ml
Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

Marchand & Burch Morgon is produced from hand-harvested 45 year old vines using traditional techniques including gentle whole bunch fermentation and maturation in concrete. The deep purple-tinged ruby colour is a hallmark of the Cru. The nose engages with ripe raspberry, forest fruits, anise spice and sweet earth and leathery notes. The palate is full-fruited with a vibrant juicy acidity that makes the mouth water and a powdery tannin profile which lengthens the finish to reveal stony earth, leather and pepperberry notes. Enjoy now and embrace the vibrant drinkability of Gamay from Beaujolais, or wait a little longer for the savoury complexity of Morgon to further assert itself into the profile of the wine.

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Winemakers Note

Morgon is one of the ten Beaujolais Crus which together comprise the finest vine-growing terroir in the region. It is deservedly renowned for the distinctive character of its wines, which display dense cherry and dark fruit characters, controlled richness moderated by balanced acidity, juicy fresh texture on the palate and complexing spicy and smoky notes. The soils of Morgon are varied throughout the Cru and feature volcanic earth mixed with decomposing granite and in some areas a crumbling schist rock that is rich in iron and Manganese. The elevated vineyards in Morgon enjoy superb aspects and protection from damp airflows provided by high hills to the West. In typical vintages grapes ripen in warm sunny conditions and disease pressure is low, with acidity retained by cool dry winds from the South which moderate the accumulation of sugars. All of these elements combine to provide the potential for dynamic and lively wines with intriguing underlying complexity.

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