Morgon Corcelette 2018

Château des Jacques

Morgon Corcelette
2018

$26.45

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13863817
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
SAQ Specialty by lot
Status
Available
Type of wine
Still wine
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Beaujolais
Appellation
Morgon
Varietal(s)
Gamay 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
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About this winery

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Product notes

Morgon wines are known for their fleshy and structured character, due to the soils of “blue stones”, a volcanic rock typical of the Côte du Py climate but also due to the deep granite soil. The soil of this locality is thin and the roots of the Gamay quickly reach the granitic bedrock. The relative altitude (330 meters) of its east-facing plots gives wines with aromas of small red fruits, a certain tension and a silky texture.

Winemaking notes

Picked by hand in boxes, sorted and often destemmed, the grapes macerate slowly for three to four weeks. Cap punching or pumping over punctuates the fermentation, depending on the nature of the vintage. The wines are aged for 10 months, in oak barrels of one wine, two wines and new, in our old cellar from the 17th century.

Tasting notes

With a very sustained color, this wine presents a bright and wide aromatic palette (spices, ripe black fruits). On the palate, the tannins are still a little firm - which indicates a potential for aging - and they are well balanced by a nice tension. Pairings with pizza, deli and meats.

Press reviews

Wine Advocate

- 91 points -

William Kelley, May 2020

Bursting with aromas of blackberries, cherries and sweet soil tones, the 2018 Morgon is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with melting tannins and a generous core of lively fruit. Pure and seamless, this is a classically proportioned example of the appellation that's very well made, showing no discernible oak influence.

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Vinous

- 91 points -

Josh Raynolds, August 2021

Deep ruby. Spice-accented aromas of cherry, black raspberry and candied flowers, along with hints of licorice and cracked pepper. Plush and seamless on the palate, offering juicy dark and bitter cherry flavors that show depth and spicy lift. Closes on a subtle floral note, displaying very good tenacity and smooth tannins that sneak in late.

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