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4 Ratings
Thevenet Morgon

Wine Details

Varietal

Gamay

Style

Red

Region

BeaujolaisFrance

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) • Old-vines with naturally low yields • Made from two parcels of vines, one 45 years old and the other 110 years old (planted before World War I) • Biodynamic methodology (aeration of the soil, herbal influsions, natural composts, cover crops, planting in accordance with the lunar calendar) used to stimulate the natural immune system of the vine • Manually harvested, as late as possible to achieve maximum ripeness • Rigorous sorting of the grapes • Indigenous yeasts only to start fermentation • Long fermentations, with whole clusters, for 15-25 days at low temperatures to allow for longest skin contact possible • Wines aged on fine lees in old Burgundian barrels for 6-8 months • No fining or filtration