Morgon

2018

100% Gamay. Two parcels of Morgon go into this bottling, one on the famous Côte du Py hill and one in a different climat, both having sandy, decomposed-granite soils. The vinification is traditional Burgundian. The grapes are rigorously sorted and destemmed, crushed and fermented with indigenous yeasts and no sulfur. Maceration lasts about 4 weeks in concrete vats; aging is also in concrete, at 10 months the longest-aged (along with the Moulin-a-Vent) of his wines; bottling is with a gentle filtration and a small addition of sulfur.

93 points
"Deep, bright-rimmed ruby. Powerful, mineral-laced dark berry and cherry preserve aromas are complemented by hints of exotic spices, licorice and musky rhubarb. Supple and precise on the palate, offering intense blackcurrant, boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that gain depth and turn sweeter on the back half. Shows excellent clarity and mineral lift on a very long, lively finish that's given shape and gentle grip by fine-grained tannins. "
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, October 2019
92+ points
"From vines in Bellevue, the 2018 Morgon wafts from the glass with aromas of red plums, mulberries, smoked meat and spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with a rich, layered core of fruit, powdery tannins and lively acids. This comes warmly recommended."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, July 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB0307-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Farming Type: 
Sustainable