Domaine Guillot Gonin, Morgon ‘Côte du Py’ 2019
A perfectly balanced Morgon from a prime spot of old vine fruit. Succulent, with red and black cherry fruits and a touch of violet.
Mont du Py is at the heart of the Morgon region, lying just to the south of the commune of Villié-Morgon where the “cave du Guillot Gonin” is located. Most consider that the finest expressions of Morgon come from the volcanic slopes of its Côtes and the iron-rich soil, which imbue the wines with a concentrated, fleshy texture on the palate. This is uncommon in Gamay from elsewhere , and there is almost no detectable sign of the bubblegum flavours of carbonic maceration so typical of entry-level Beaujolais. As a result, this wine is densely packed yet vibrant, with juicy red and black cherry fruits, violet, and raspberry. It is succulent on the palate with just a hint of woody herb on the finish, which is structured with mouthwatering acidity.