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Domaine de Bel-Air – Morgon “Les Charmes” 2017

Domaine de Bel-Air – Morgon “Les Charmes” 2017

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This Morgon Gamay is fruity and structured.

Domaine de Bel-Air, owned and operated by Jean-Marc Lafont is producing Beaujolais wines of great finesse. It is indeed Jean-Marc’s exemplary work in his very well-located vineyards that is the key to these magnificent wines. The Morgon “Les Charmes” is from a vineyard that is south-facing and planted on complex iron oxide, schist and manganese. The vines are on average 50 years old providing a lot of complexity to this wine.

The Morgon “Les Charmes” shows some precise notes of cherry, peach and plum. The palate is structured with bold and silky tannins and is also driven by a very distinctive minerality.

It pairs well with cheese, beef burgundy, coq au vin and meat cooked on the barbecue. It is ready to drink if decanted 30 minutes before serving. It can also be cellared up until 2024. 100% Gamay.

"The great wines of Morgon have plenty of tannins forming around beautiful stone fruits such as cherry, peach and plum. These racy wines deserve some age to be fully enjoyed. The Morgon “Les Charmes” from Domaine de Bel-Air is no exception to the rule. It is great Beaujolais in all its complexity."

At Domaine de Bel-Air, from harvest to the bottling, the process is gentle and simple. All the grapes are harvested by hand with a first selection made in the vineyard. Any damaged or unripe grapes are discarded and the remainder are taken to the winery. The grapes are then sorted a second time on a sorting table to further eliminate damaged berries and grapes that are not ripe enough. Finally, these select grapes as well as some destemmed grapes go into an open vat to undergo alcoholic fermentation.

When the process is finished, the remaining grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press and the wine is matured in a stainless steel vat as well as French oak barrels for eight months before assembling and bottling.

What we say

"The great wines of Morgon have plenty of tannins forming around beautiful stone fruits such as cherry, peach and plum. These racy wines deserve some age to be fully enjoyed. The Morgon “Les Charmes” from Domaine de Bel-Air is no exception to the rule. It is great Beaujolais in all its complexity."

Technical notes

At Domaine de Bel-Air, from harvest to the bottling, the process is gentle and simple. All the grapes are harvested by hand with a first selection made in the vineyard. Any damaged or unripe grapes are discarded and the remainder are taken to the winery. The grapes are then sorted a second time on a sorting table to further eliminate damaged berries and grapes that are not ripe enough. Finally, these select grapes as well as some destemmed grapes go into an open vat to undergo alcoholic fermentation.

When the process is finished, the remaining grapes are pressed in a pneumatic press and the wine is matured in a stainless steel vat as well as French oak barrels for eight months before assembling and bottling.