Côte du Py
Varietals: Gamay 100%
Dark ripe cherry aromas backed up with savory florals (iris, peony, violets). Plump and up-front, the underlying tannins provide a bit of grip but are beautifully integrated to give a lovely finesse on the finish.
Morgon is one of the ten Cru's of Beaujolais in the winemaking region of south Burgundy in eastern France. The climate of the Côte du Py to the south of the appellation is known for it's "rouches pourries"; the crumbled, flaky rock rich in iron oxide and manganese which imparts a red ochre color to the soils. This appellation is wildly noted for producing the best Morgon wines. Hand picked, whole bunch Gamay is harvested at optimum ripeness. A tradition in the area, whole bunches undergo semi-carbonic maceration (where fermentation is initially started by the weight of berries in the vat crushing those below). A ten to twelve day cuvaison follows before the wine is racked into tank for the malolactic fermentation then winter rest, to allow for the fruit to come to the fore prior to bottling.