Morgon

Les Tourelles

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Morgon "Les Tourelles"

Description

The second largest cru after Brouilly lies in one village only. Here, Gamay produces generous, robust wines which are fruit-forward with notes of cherry, kirsch and apricot. With a good cellaring potential Morgon comes close to a Burgundian Pinot Noir. Les tourelles, corbelled decorative element and with conical roof, are present on many building in Beaujolais and in particular in Morgon since the Renaissance.

Winemaking

Traditional vinification with controlled temperature.

Tasting note

The colour is deep and intense. The nose reveals nice aromas of cherry pit and kirsch. In the mouth, fruits have a good concentration. The wine is supple and the tannins are silky with a good length.

Suggested food pairings

Roasts, charcuterie, meat dishes with wine sauces, wild game with mushrooms and rich cheese.

Serving temperature

13°C

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Appellation Morgon - Cru du Beaujolais


Varietal 100 % Gamay


Estate vines 2 ha


Average Vine Age 50 years


Soil composition Schist, manganese


Pruning Gobelet


Harvest Manual


Density of Vines 8 000 vines/ha


Average yield 40-50 hl/ha