Morgon 2013

Region: France / Burgundy / Beaujolais
Grapes: 100% Gamay

Atop the hierarchy of Beaujolais Crus are Moulin-à-Vent and Morgon, with notable aging potential. Often called the most “Burgundian” cru, Moulin-à-Vent shows complexity, finesse and length, while Morgon is the most robust and structured. Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent can age at least 10-20 years; Morgon can mature a minimum 5-20 years. Purchased by Maison Louis Jadot in 2001, this south- to southeast-facing vineyard is situated on the slopes over the village of Villié Morgon. It covers 87.5 acres of the Morgon appellation, one of the 10 crus of Beaujolais. After vinification, the wine is matured in oak barrels before bottling.

92 Points

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2013 vintage
90 Points

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2013 vintage
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harvest note

The 2013 harvest happened two to three weeks later than in recent years. This was due to France’s cool and rainy spring, which delayed flowering until mid- to late June. Grapes were harvested in late September and into October, when temperatures were cooler and daylight hours shorter. Due to the conditions of the growing season and harvest, Beaujolais wines seem to have a little bit more grip and length than is typical for the wine.

tasting note

A deep cherry color with red fruit aromas and flavors, typically high acidity and notable tannic structure.

food pairing

A perfect partner for charcuterie, Italian foods and red and white meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Gamay
APPELLATION: Morgon
PH: 3.45
ACIDITY: 3.40 g/l
ABV: 12.55%

points of distinction

  • Morgon is one of the 10 crus of Beaujolais.
  • The wine matures for eight months in oak barrels, unusual for Beaujolais.
  • Can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for 10 years or more.
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– Cyril Chirouze, Winemaker

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