Region: Beaujolais Grape: Gamay Soil: Old alluvium stony soil
Lieu-dit - Climat: MorgonCroix de chèvre – Grand Cras, south-facing, elevation 270m
Average Age of Vines: 60 years
Area: 1.22 ha Farming: Organic since 2003 (certified) Harvest:Hand-harvested Winemaking: Gravity flow, indigenous yeasts, no additives, carbonic maceration (whole bunch) for 8-15 days, manual devatting, very soft horizontal over a day Ageing: 80 % in old Burgundy oak barrels (8 years and older) and 20 % in cement epoxy tank for 7 months on fine lies without additives assembled for 1 month Fining:None Filtration:None Added S02: 10 mg/l to 20mg/l
Brilliant magenta. Pungent red/dark berry, cherry pit and licorice scents are sharpened by building spice and smoky mineral flourishes. Offers intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that slowly gain sweetness in the glass and pick up a suave floral pastille nuance. Unfurls steadily with air and finishes sappy, sweet and impressively long, with repeating florality and slow-building tannins.