Chateau de Pizay Morgon 2014

$28.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

This serious wine is still very young. Its black fruits and firm tannins are showing considerable potential, with acidity and a firm core still developing. This will be a powerful wine and one that needs to age. 
Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Gamay
Country France
Region Beaujolais
Brand Chateau de Pizay
Vintage 2014

Wines from Beaujolais

The Beaujolais region is in the southern part of Burgundy or the central-right part of France near the Swiss city of Geneva. While administratively considered part of the Burgundy wine region, the climate is closer to Rhône and the wine is sufficiently individual in character to be considered separate from Burgundy and Rhône.

Beaujolais is synonymous with the Gamay grape, as that is almost all of what they make there. Gamay is a red grape with thin skins and so produces red wine with low tannins. Gamay from the region also tends to be very light-bodied for a red wine and relatively high in acidity.

The region is also renowned internationally for it’s use of carbonic maceration. This is a winemaking technique where whole grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment prior to crushing. Normally, wines are crushed to free the pulp and juice which is then fermented with yeast to convert the sugars into alcohol. Wines that are made by carbonic maceration are fruity and are very low in tannins as they haven’t had as much skin contact. Wines are also ready to drink quickly but lack the structure for long-term aging.

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Wine Enthusiast – Of all the Beaujolais crus, Morgon is the one for aging. This wine, with its powerful structure exemplifies this. It has weight, a dark and solid feel, very dense. To balance this, there is sweet, juicy fruit, a full of opulent feel.

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