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Morgon: Arnaud Aucoeur 'Tradition Vieilles Vignes' 2017

Arnaud Aucoeur's flagship Morgon 'cuvée' from mature rootstock. It is a denser, darker more structured and age-worthy wine than its Beaujolais Villages sibling.
Bottle
£14.95
Bottle (Case)
£179.40
Tasting Notes
Game and forest floor notes intermingling with the more primary red fruit flavours and a firm structure of tannins. It stands up well to grilled red meats and hard cheeses and merits decanting.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Burgundy, Beaujolais
Grape Variety (Cépage) Gamay
Vintage 2017
Cellarage Drink from 2 years after vintage and for a further 5 thereafter.
Vinification Carbonic maceration, then vinified in 50 hectolitre wooden vats to allow for some micro-oxygenation but not to impart any oaky influence.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13
Producer

Arnaud Aucoeur

Arnaud Aucoeur is an eleventh generation vigneron based in Villié Morgon in the centre of the Beaujolais hills. He and his wife Melanie cultivate 20 hectares of vines in Beaujolais and, although they have parcels of vines in several crus, half their vine-holdings lie within their heartland at Morgon.

Arnaud is a pragmatic wine-maker with a strong respect for his family’s history and the local terroir. He tries not to intervene too much in the vineyard and his red wines, which account for 95% of production, are all vinified in 50 hectolitre wooden vats to allow for some micro-oxygenation but not to impart any oaky influence.

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