Morgon

2016

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, for 10 months for the Morgon (the longest along with the Moulin-a-Vent), before bottling with gentle filtration and a small addition of sulfur.

SKU/Code: 
DB0307-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Country: 
France
Region: 
Beaujolais
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
93+ points
"Jean-Paul Brun has made an absolutely beautiful and very transparent Morgon in the 2016 vintage. The nose jumps from the glass in a vibrant blend of cherries, sweet cranberries, fresh thyme, lovely granitic minerality, vinesmoke and incipient notes of gamebird. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, tangy and very long, with excellent focus and grip, moderate, ripe tannins and lovely balance on the very long, nascently complex finish. This is approachable out of the blocks, but this is a proper Morgon and is really built for some cellaring, so I would try to keep my hands off of it for the next five years and really let it start to build layers of complexity and open up a bit more on the palate. It will be very long-lived and probably superior to the 2015 over the long haul. 2022-2060. 93+. "
John Gilman,
A View From The Cellar
, Sept/Oct 2017
92 points
"Bright magenta. Highly expressive red fruit liqueur and floral aromas are complemented by subtle hints of licorice pastille and exotic spices. Sweet, mineral-laced cherry and raspberry flavors show impressive precision and lift. Finishes very long and nervy, displaying repeating floral and mineral notes and strong persistence."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, March 2018