Chateau du Pizay, Morgan 2016, Beaujolais, France
Tasting Note: Experience a more concentrated, crus Beaujolais made from food-friendly gamay grape that expresses medium-plus flavor intensity.
Medium-intensity purple bordering on deep in color this wine has an aromatic nose of strawberry, red plum, raspberry, blossom and bubble gum.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied gamay shows ripe, somewhat concentrated red fruit flavors suggested on the nose completing with a medium-plus finish.
This crus Morgon is among the most complex of Beaujolais reds which along with Moulin-à-Vent is known for producing powerful, full-bodied wines.
This is a smart region to be big spender with top crus Beaujolais around or under $20.
Bottle Note: The majestic Chateau de Pizay, built in the XIVth century, stands in the foothills of the Beaujolais mountains in Southern Burgundy, surrounded by its 100 acres of vineyards. The Beaujolais wines produced on the estate are remarkably fresh and fruity. Vigneron indepedant.
Importer: Martin Scott Wines, New York, New York
Tasting Date: May 25, 2017