Julien Sunier (1.5 L) 2015 Morgon AOC
Item Number: 9734
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Morgon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
About Morgon: From Vinepair : "Second only to Moulin-a-Vent in terms of body and structure, Morgon is another fuller-bodied, more serious cru. Fortunately, it is also the second largest Beaujolais cru, with a concentration of high-quality producers, so it’s one of the most prevalent crus in the U.S. While granite – Gamay’s favorite soil to dig down into – is prevalent throughout the crus of Beaujolais, Morgon is especially granite-centric, creating concentrated, serious, and fairly tannic wines. Morgon is comprised of six named vineyards, the most famous of which is Cote du Py, and all of these wines get better – and much more interesting – with age."
Winemaking Notes: The harvest is conducted entirely by hand and a careful selection is done in the vineyard, before each vine, so that only the grape bunches which will go into the tank are returned to the winery. Each transport bin is large as well as shallow so that grapes are not crushed in transit. The whole grape clusters are loaded into the tanks by gravity and saturated with inert gas CO2 in order to begin the alcoholic fermentation in an anaerobic state. Once the tanks are full, a gentle foot crushing is applied with care to start the carbonic fermentation with indigenous yeast. After one to three weeks of fermentation at low temperatures, the grapes are manually removed from the tank, without the aid of pump, and the juice drains from the solids slowly, during 24 hours, in a vertical wooden basket press Julien acquired in the Côte D’Or. The wine matures for eight months in old Burgundy barrels. Wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: The Julien Sunier Morgon is generous and round, offering notes of black cherry and spice. The palate is ample possessing silky tannins.