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Mommessin, Morgon ‘Cote du Py’ 2020

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$34.00 USD
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Region: Beaujolais, Burgundy, France

Varietal: 100% Gamay

Tasting notes: This Morgon Côte du Py shows a deep red-ruby robe and a elegant nose of black cherry, iris flower and spices. In the mouth, it offers a great pure minerality with dense and velvety tannins, elegant with a long aromatic persistency.

Producer: In 1865, Jean-Marie Mommessin founded the wine making firm that bears his name in Burgundy, an area known as a cradle of viticulture just north of Lyon. In 1889, Mommessin acquired La Grange Saint-Pierre, ancient stone buildings in Macon that originally belonged to the Abbey of Cluny. Its key, the Key of St. Peter, became the famous house emblem and remains so still. Today, the 5th generation of the Mommessin family produces and bottles wines with an abiding respect for each wine's unique character - ever careful to produce results that are "true to their type," and therefore perfect examples of their appellation.

Vineyard and Winemaking: A special terroir made up of decomposed rocks and brittle schists, Morgon is split between 6 distinct climats - Les Micouds, Corcelette, Douby, Les Grands Cras, Les Charmes and the most famous “Côte du Py”. Formed by the weathering of brittle crystalline rocks, essentially pyritic schists, rich in iron-oxide and a little manganese, the soil is made up by irregular-shaped rocks, thus containing more or less clay. The Py hillside, which culminates at 352 meters gives the best terroirs with fine layers of volcanic, schistous rocks rich in manganese and iron. Vineyard age is between 35 and 45 years old. 20% of the wine is aged in 228-litre oak Burgundy barrels to give a light toasted style, with sweetness and roundness.