An extremely rich and generous Cru Beaujolais with plenty of supple fruit as wellas a hearty richness that makes it superb with cold meats and casseroles.
The underlying soil of Morgon is granite, but another feature of Morgon is a schist known as 'roche pourrie'. Morgon is made up of six 'climats': Les Charmes, Corcelette, Côte du Py, Douby, Les Grands Cras and Les Micouds. Since 1996, Louis Jadot has been purchasing vineyards in Morgon and the wine from these sites is now made under the label of Château des Jacques.
2015 began with a very cold winter and a mild drought in spring, which led to bud break at the start of April. The rest of the spring was hot and dry, allowing the vines to grow at a fast pace with flowering occurring in ideal conditions. The Summer was really hot until the start of August with the arrival of slightly cooler weather and, even more importantly, some rainfall which allowed the vines to finish their ripening in ideal conditions however yields were low due to the limited water availlable for the vines' roots. Harvest began on the 31st August and 2015 has shown to be a dense and mature vintage with a surprisingly pleasant balance.
The wine is fermented for 12 to 20 days in vats.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses