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Domaine des Nugues Morgon 2018

Domaine des Nugues Morgon

2018
Morgon (France)

Domaine des Nugues Morgon is a red wine created by Gérard Gelin, son and grandson of wine-producers,...

£15.20

/ 0.75 L btl

Details for Domaine des Nugues Morgon 2018

Type

Wine Red Young Crianza

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content i

13.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

Domaine des Nugues Morgon is a red wine created by Gérard Gelin, son and grandson of wine-producers, and owner of the winery from 1976 until his retirement. His son Gilles runs the company now and continues to produce this wine with the same dedication. It is made exclusively from Gamay grapes grown in the beautiful countryside around Villié-Morgon in the hills of the Beaujolais region in France. Densely planted vines, with about 10,000 plants per hectare, dig deep for water and nutrients in the sand, shale and clay soils. These vines are at least 35 years old and the hand-harvested fruit is very concentrated with yields of around 50 hl/ha. The bush vines are cultivated using sustainable methods and the grapes are vinified with the semi-carbonic maceration method so common in this area.

The resulting wine has a deep ruby-red colour with initial aromas of jam and spices. A short time later, elegant hints of violets and fine smoke appear, alongside ripe black plums. It is silky in the mouth with a medium body and fine tannins. A taste of blackberries and bilberries is omnipresent, and aromas of woodland and scrub-brush provide more complexity, while its wild acidity ensures it will have a long life. Unlike the sweeter wines often produced in Villié-Morgon, the Domaine des Nugues Morgon maintains the essence of this appellation and the character of its soil, but under a long and elegant cape of austerity. For serving, the complexity of the wine is best appreciated with a 30-minute aeration.

Production is limited to between 3,000 and 6,000 bottles depending on the vintage, so if you want to try this top quality Beaujolais, don't hesitate.

Food pairing

Semi-cured cheeses / Breaded lamb chops / White meats with spicy sauce

Vineyard

  • Vine age:35 years
  • Soil:Clay sand / Schist

Production

  • Vinification material:Wood / Stainless steel
  • Ageing period:12 months
  • Barrel age:Used
  • Type of wood:French oak

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 12ºC and 14ºC
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended