AOC Morgon Beaujolais Cru Chasselay
Morgon is the Beaujolais cru that perhaps commands the greatest respect with the wines being made here amongst the longest-lived in all of Beaujolais. As this wine shows, what gives these wines this life is their structure and complexity and whilst this is an elegant wine you won't struggle to see the layers of fruit, minerality, herb and light spice that express themselves so nicely here.
Drinking beautifully now but it will also age gracefully too.
92 Points Neal Martin, 'The 2013 Morgon has an engaging bouquet with mulberry, raspberry and tertiary scents that are very well-defined, some mulchy aromas with aeration to lend it a very 'natural' air. The palate is well-balanced, refined and sensual, the acidity judicious and lending vibrancy and tension. There is good structure here, yet there is something almost nonchalant on the finish. Excellent. Drink now-2022.' 92 Points, Neal Martin in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, June 2014.
'I was very impressed by the wines from this family, who can trace their roots in the region back to 1464. Today, Claire and Fabien Chasselay run the 11.5-hectare domaine of owned and rented vineyards, joining their parents in 2008. They make extremely fine wines brimming over with finesse and detail, their prudent approach in the winery allowing their old vine material to shine. The vines here are treated organically (certified in 2006), and having trained in Burgundy, Fabien de-stems part of his crop depending to the vintage.' Neal Martin in Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate, June 2014.
The Chasselay family have been working the vineyards of southern Beaujolais for nearly six centuries! There's definitely a new buzz around Beaujolais since the great 2009 and 2010 vintages, helped along by a new generation of winemakers, often taking over from their fathers, as is the case here with Fabien Chasselay.