Maison L’Envoyé, Morgon 2015, Côte du Py, Beaujolais, France
Tasting Note: Morgon is the serious side of Beaujolais, and this bottle presents that complex, rich-and-silky, gamay style.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, red currant, raspberry compote, black cherry, strawberry and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied gamay has ripe, medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose with marked concentration and complexity along the midpalate.
The wine is medium in acidity with ripe, slightly-velvety tannin ultimately completing with a purple-fruit-infused, medium-plus finish.
There is varietal typicity and depth of flavor.
A true Morgon.
Bottle Note: In Morgon, we work with a grower who tends some of the finest lots of the Cote du Py, renowned for their intensity of flavor. The outstanding 2015 harvest allowed us to utilize 30% whole clusters for additional fragrance and structure. Vine age: 40 years. Aspect: Southeast facing slopes. Soil: “Pierres-bleues” schist.
Price: $20 (I paid $14)
Importer: Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, California
Tasting Date: September 4, 2019