Morgon: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Côte du Py' 2020
Arnaud Aucoeur's flagship Morgon is thrilling - drinking well now, its balance ensures that you could also cellar it for a few years.
Game and forest floor notes intermingling with the more primary red fruit flavours and a firm structure of tannins. This Morgon stands up well to grilled red meats and hard cheeses and merits decanting.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Beaujolais|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Gamay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Cheese|
|Cellarage||Drink from 2 years after vintage and for a further 5 thereafter.|
|Vinification||Carbonic maceration, then vinified in 50 hectolitre wooden vats to allow for some micro-oxygenation but not to impart any oaky influence.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Arnaud Aucoeur is an eleventh generation vigneron based in Villié Morgon in the centre of the Beaujolais hills. He and his wife Melanie cultivate 20 hectares of vines in Beaujolais and, although they have parcels of vines in several crus, half their vine-holdings lie within their heartland at Morgon. Arnaud is a pragmatic wine-maker with a strong respect for his family's history and the local terroir. He tries not to intervene too much in the vineyard and his red wines, which account for 95% of production, are all vinified in 50 hectolitre wooden vats to allow for some micro-oxygenation but not to impart any oaky influence.
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