Country: France Region: Beaujolais
Vintage: 2020 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Dominique Morel
This family-run winery based just north of Fleurie dates back to the
early 1900s and has been run by current Winemaker Dominique
Morel since 1967. To sum up his philosophy, Morel says: "I make
wines that I like to drink, with lots of fruit, good colour and a
Dominique has 18 hectares of vineyards across Beaujolais, which
are planted on relatively low vigour granite soils. As a result, the
vines have to struggle to survive, but stressed vines produce
superior and beautifully concentrated fruit. The densely planted
bush vines are south-west facing and 45 years old on average,
producing 50 - 55 hectolitres per hectare and resulting in
beautifully concentrated wines. All work in the vineyard, including
harvesting is done by hand.
The grapes were treated minimally in the cellar. Semi-carbonic
maceration to extract colour, aroma and tannin took place in
temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks, following which
fermentation took place over seven to eight days. Minimum
handling techniques were employed and the wine stayed in
temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks after fermentation.
This Gamay has a clear ruby colour in the glass with delicate
cherry perfumes. The rounded palate is full of fresh red berry fruit.
Elegant, well balanced with good acidity, this is a great example