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June 23, 2010

Duboeuf Morgon, Beaujolais


2007 Morgon Cru Beaujolais
Georges Duboeuf
Beaujolais, France
85 sek (ca 8,5 €)
♥♥+

13 % abv
100% Gamay

Nice summer red wine. Blue-red color, with aromas of raspberry, cherry and herbal, smoky notes. Also found on the palate, add some plum and blueberry here too. To me, the alcohol is a border-line case (both nose and palate) for being such a light wine. Good, fresh acidity. Nice tannins giving a little tingling sensation.

We had this wine with quiche lorraine and grilled sausages with veggies, and found it to be a nice, uncomplicated, summery combo.

Burgundy


Beaujolais belongs to the wine region Burgundy, but is its very own district. It is not uncommon, that it won't be mentioned in connection. A tiny percentage aside, all wine here is red and made of one grape: Gamay. Not a famous grape and not special in any way. But, here, especially where the Crus (the best sites) are found, it does very well on the granite soils, where also slate is found. Morgon, the name of this AC, is one of 10 Crus of Beaujolais. Other names are: Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Côte de Brouilly, Fleurie, Juliénas, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnié, St-Amour. Find a wine with any of these, you can buy it and will most likely not regret it. Beaujolais-Villages is the AC for wines that should be better than the general AC Beaujolais. But! As always, there is never any guarantee and exceptions are the rules, also here...
Georges Duboeuf is a famous and big merchant and winery, who buys wines from countless of vintners and cooperations. They blend, market and sell their own brand. Successfully, as it occurs. I like the flowery theme they have chosen. Very colorful and artsy. www.duboeuf.com

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