2019 Marchand & Burch Morgon Gamay
Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, but is officially part of the Rhône administrative region.
Morgon is one of the ten Beaujolais Crus which together comprise the finest vine-growing terroir in the region. It is deservedly renowned for the distinctive character of its wines, which display dense cherry and dark fruit characters, controlled richness moderated by balanced acidity, juicy fresh texture on the palate and complexing spicy and smoky notes.
Marchand & Burch Morgon is produced from hand-harvested 45-year-old vines using traditional techniques including gentle whole bunch fermentation and maturation in concrete. The deep purple-tinged ruby colour is a hallmark of the Cru. The nose engages with ripe raspberry, forest fruits, anise spice and sweet earth and leathery notes. The palate is full-fruited with a vibrant juicy acidity that makes the mouth water and a powdery tannin profile which lengthens the finish to reveal stony earth, leather and pepperberry notes.
Pairs perfectly with traditional French fare such as pâtés, terrines, rillettes and saucisson sec, and white-rinded cheeses such as Brie and Camembert.
Enjoy this vibrant wine in its youth.