Located in the town of Villié-Morgon in the Rhône departement, the Morgon appellation stretches between 250 and 500 m of altitude along hillsides of degraded granite with varying orientations.
Its wines are structured, powerful, rich and fleshy, reminiscent of Bourgogne in their complexity. Purple in their youth, they turn to mahogany with age, acquiring aromas of ripe or cooked stone fruit. The best ones can easily be cellared 5 to 10 years.
Among Morgon’s lieux-dits, Les Charmes is reputed for producing sophisticated wines with red and black fruit flavors and good aging potential.
Morgon wines pair well with red and white meat in sauce, stews and wild game.
|Planted Grapes||Gamay (100%)|
|Production Area||2,782 acres|
|Soil||Granite and schists|
|Wine Flavor||Powerful, rich, fleshy|
|Age||Drinkable young, but can age up to 10 years in bottle.|
|Best Vintages||2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2000|
|Food Pairings||Rich meat and wild game dishes.|