An extremely rich and generous Cru Beaujolais with plenty of supple fruit as well as 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 'climates': 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.
2018 has, in short, been probably the most successful vintage since 2015, with some growers harping back to 1990 and even 1947! However, unlike both these vintages, the yields were kind to the growers such were the perfect weather conditions from bud break through to harvest. The end of the vegetative growth cycle took place in hot and often very dry conditions across the region. Isolated localised thunderstorms in July brought with them a sprinkling of rain. In the Côte de Nuits, the south of Nuits Saint-Georges was struck twice by hailstorms. Luckily, however, there was little damage to the vineyards. The vines remained healthy and the sun shone consistently throughout summer. There was barely any need for triage, and it took us a fortnight to pick the entire domaine. For the whites there was an excellent levels of ripeness that lead us to expect great white wines that will be both rich and opulent but balanced by appropriate levels of freshness. In reds, the level of concentration is rare indeed. Colours are deep, yet tannins have an incredibly supple character, the result of perfect levels of ripeness at harvest.
The wine is fermented for 12 to 20 days in vats.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses