Witness the Beauty of Mother Nature
The Morgon appellation is one of ten wine appellations on the Beaujolais wine area, East of France. It is located in the center part of the Beaujolais wine area, approximately. The vineyard enjoys an eastern exposure on the gentle slopes of Mont de Py. Its area is about 11.8 square kilometers. The terroir is subject to three climatic influences: oceanic temperate by the Loire, the Mediterranean in summer, and continental in winter.
The cru has six different climates (named vineyards), which divide the appellation area into three bands, facing south, southeast, and northwest, each producing very different wine styles. From east to west, they are as follows: Grand Cras, Les Charmes, Côte de Py, Corcelette, Les Micouds, and Douby.
Amplifying Taste of Wines with Terroir
This appellation produces about 5,600,000 liters of wines per year. Although all wines of this area made from the same grape (Gamay), Morgon’s wines are complex, like the soils composing their terroir. They are red ocher because of the manganese that makes up their soils.
The wines have particular aromatic characteristics (sherry) brought by the decomposed shale, locally called “rotten rock”. The most structured wines are vinified by aging in wood. The aromas of these reds are stone fruits, with important spicy notes and hints of kirsch. These wines are long in the mouth and, as they age, acquire these famous sherry notes while gaining amplitude. They have excellent aging potential.
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A part of the important features of Morgon appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Granitic formations, clay, and argillo-siliceous.
- Taste: Balanced.
- Wine color: Red wine.
- Aromas: Sherry, stone fruits, apricots, and peaches.
- Aging potential: 2 – 20 years.
- Serving temperature: 15 to 17° C
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