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2017 Chateau Grange Cochard Morgon Vieilles VignesGamay from France

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"Elegant and pure nose of raspberry and strawberry. Packed with fresh fruit on the palate with a chewy but fine structure. Good minerality on the finish" - Decanter "Our cl...

  • 91 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 91 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Wine Spectator
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91

"Deep, brilliant ruby. Displays an array of ripe black/blue fruit and spice qualities on the expressive nose, along with building spice and mineral elements. Smooth, broad and open-knit, showing very good depth to its juicy boysenberry and cherry flavors, which pick up a sweetening hint of cola on the back half. Supple tannins lend shape to a persistent, dark fruit-driven finish that leaves a suggestion of smoky minerality behind."

91 William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The 2017 Morgon Vieilles Vignes wafts from the glass with a pretty bouquet of red cherries, rose petals and wild berries. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with a layered core of fleshy fruit, ripe acids and powdery tannins that gently assert themselves on the finish. It will be even better after a year in bottle."

90 Wine Spectator

"Juicy acidity binds the ripe raspberry, peach and cherry flavors of this supple red, with accents of peach, floral and licorice lingering into the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2025. 100 cases imported. — GS"

Product Description:

"Elegant and pure nose of raspberry and strawberry. Packed with fresh fruit on the palate with a chewy but fine structure. Good minerality on the finish" - Decanter

"Our classic wine made in the traditional Morgon way and with whole bunches of grapes fermented in open topped vats, matured in 3000 litre old oak foudres.

Chateau Grange Cochard was built in 1759 but it sits on older foundations. The lane outside the house is a Roman road. Little used today, it was a major route featuring on the Antonine maps of 280 AD. In medieval times the older house was a staging post belonging to the ancient order of the Knights Hospitaller. They sheltered pilgrims on their way from the great churches of Autun and Cluny to Lyon and beyond.

Today the vineyard consists of 8 hectares of Morgon. Our vines are some of the finest in the area and include the top of the prestigious Côte du Py, the ancient volcanic outcrop first planted with vines by the Romans. Our current vines are themselves mostly very old, between 40 and 100 years of age. These gnarled and twisted plants give low yields, great intensity and complexity, with deep root systems penetrating the different layers of soil and rock." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 118219
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Sub-Region Beaujolais Cru
Ratings

91 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

91 - William Kelley - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Gamay
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste cherry, strawberry and raspberry
Nose violet, rose petal, oak, smoke and mushroom