Domaine Marrans Morgon 2016
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 28666
Wine Enthusiast 93
"From one of the top districts of Morgon, this wine is well structured and offers rich fruits. A good mix of spice and black fruit is supported by tannins. It is a rich, juicy wine with an impressive future. Drink from 2019."
Vinous Media 92
"Lurid ruby. Displays intense, mineral-tinged red fruit and floral pastille aromas, along with a sexy touch of Asian spices. Sweet, energetic and focused on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Shows impressive clarity and mineral cut on a long, gently tannic finish that leaves a juicy red fruit note behind. -- Josh Raynolds"
Certified organic form one of the two grand crus of Morgon. 50+ year old vines with a southern exposure. Traditional semi-carbonic maceration, whole cluster fermentation and indigenous yeasts.
Aged in 3-4 year old barrels
The essential point of Beaujolais is that it is a wine to be drunk and enjoyed, not discussed and deconstructed. The juicy aromas and bright acidity combine to make the ultimate appetite stimulant – a great wine to open at your next party and sure to be enjoyed by all.
Domaine des Marrans is located in Fleurie, in the heart of the northernmost section of Beaujolais. Founded in 1970, the current proprietor is the young and talented Mathieu Mélinand, who joined the family domaine in 2008. With old vines and crystalline granite sites, Mathieu is growing some of the most pristine Gamay we know. The vines are pruned in the traditional Gobelet vinetraining method and the harvest is done only by hand, using small crates to minimize oxidation. In the cellar, vinification is old school, with semi-carbonic maceration using whole clusters, minimal intervention, and only indigenous yeasts used. The wines are then aged in large older barrels for 10 months before bottling. This lineup is remarkably pure and fresh for 2015, with a grain and spice to the old vine Gamay that underlines how Mathieu nailed the harvest date for this vintage. These wines display their terroir with clear definition and racy floral deliciousness.
Very decent Morgon - Has been my go-to for Morgon at Empire. Decent depth and structure. Almost a 5-star. Last couple bottles maybe not as good as when first ordered. I will continue.
Posted by Jim on 1/23/19 [Verified]
Very nice bottle - Interesting and very fruit forward. Almost zesty in flavor. Very bright. Would order again.
Posted by Louis on 12/9/18 [Verified]
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