Morgon

Morgon

Appellation: Morgon
Varietal: Gamay
Vineyards: Corcelette & Les Charmes
Orientation: South & southwest
Average age of vines: 60 years
Principal soil type: Decomposing granite topsoil above clay subsoil

Julien’s Morgon cuvée originates from two separate parcels of equal surface area, one located in the southwest facing slope lieux-dit (named parcel) of Corcelette and the other oriented toward the south called Les Charmes. Both parcels were planted in the 1960s and are composed of decomposing granitic topsoil, what is called locally as roche pourrie or rotted rock, over clay base two meters below, lending heft and structure to the wine.

Julien Sunier’s 2014 rendition of Morgon is a young and very, very promising example of its village and this lovely vintage, offering up a deep, nascently complex and very precise bouquet of black cherries, pomegranate, fresh thyme, granite, a touch of espresso and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and rock solid at the core, with a fine girdle of acidity, ripe, buried tannins and excellent length and grip on the primary, pure and gently chewy finish. This needs time to unwind, but will be excellent with a bit of bottle age! Like his Fleurie, there is simply gorgeous backend energy in this young wine.

—John Gilman

Morgon fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

RégniéJulien’s Régnié and Morgon parcel’s lie adjacent to one another in the south facing parcel named “Oeillat.” The vines were planted around 1965…

FleurieAt almost 500 m in elevation and at the upper edge of Beaujolais’ wine growing range, the southern oriented, steeply pitched parcel of “Niagara” is the source of Julien's Fleurie cuvée.

MorgonJulien’s Morgon cuvée originates from two separate parcels of equal surface area, one located in the southwest facing slope lieu-dit of “Corcelette” and the other at the edge of the Morgon/Régnié line…