Lagneau, Morgon, 2014

Morgon, Beaujolais, France

Lagneau, Morgon, 2014

Morgon, Beaujolais, France

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£13.50
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£13.50

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Grape Varietes: Gamay 100% Wine Style: Fruit-driven Reds Winemaker: Gérard Lagneau Optimum Drinking: 2017-2022 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102797 Alcohol: 12.5%
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Lagneau's Morgon 2014 was rated 'Wine of the Week' by Joanna Simon of House & Garden.

Lagneau's new Morgon 2014 cuvée comes from less than a hectare of 60-year-old vines in the Corcelette zone of the Morgon cru (one of ten high quality Beaujolais village appellations).

Morgon typically produces the most powerful, rich and earthy wines in all of Beaujolais – and the best wines reach Burgundian-like silky complexity with age.

Gérard and Jeannine Lagneau are a wonderful welcoming couple – with Jeannine’s youthful, light-hearted manner offset by the more reserved and serious Gérard, who no doubt saves his energy for his six o’clock starts in the vineyard! Although, their equally charming son, Didier, is coming more to the fore in the winemaking and early morning starts.

In fact, all three Lagneaus work incredibly hard in the fields, with some great terroirs and vines that range from 60-100 years old. All the grapes are hand-picked, and plucked later than many of their neighbours, ensuring only the ripest, most full-flavoured fruit reaches the cellars and ultimately your glass.

Reviews

"Along with Moulin-à-Vent, Morgon is the village that produces the deepest, most Burgundian of Beaujolais wines - and the Lagneau family has the advantage of a small parcel of 60-year-old vines for this particular wine. It has an alluring perfume of violets and cherries, dark, rich fruit and hints of spice and minerals. Top Beaujolais like this is one of the most food-friendly of reds but, to give a few ideas, you could drink it with duck, carpaccio, bresaola, cheeses, baked aubergine, spicy sausages or calves' liver. If you can resist it now and have a cellar, you could also age it for five or six years." Joanna Simon, House & Garden

Fresh plump cherry and plum fruit with a spicy, mineral base. Ample and finely balanced palate; very well-rounded, ripe depth, melded tannins, generous development, with notes of kirsch and liquorice. Finishes long. Delectable.