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  • 247. Morgon AC 2013, Vieilles Vignes

    Daniel Bouland

    100% Gamay (13% alc.)

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    This comes from one hectare of 84 year old vines. Lovely weight of fruit, dark cherry and blackberry fruit and intense mineral character. There is a quietly tannic, old viney grip to the finish that presages an excellent future. For drinking now to 2027.

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Winemaker
Daniel Bouland
Location
Corcelette, 2k north west of Villie-Morgon
Size of domaine
6 hectares in total (1ha for this cuvée)
Grape
Gamay, 84 yrs old, planted on low yielding rootstock called Vialla. Selection massale. 10,000 vines per hectare. Gobelet formation.
Terroir
Steep 40° hillside made up of decomposed schist in hamlet called Corcelette. 70cm of sandy topsoil. South east facing
Viticulture
Soil not ploughed but leaves grass to limit yields. Also ensure that there is good leaf canopy to protect grapes. Neither debud nor carry out vendanges en vert. Use sulphur against oidium. Vines are trimmed by hand. Hand harvested to give yields around 50 hectos per hectare.
Vinification
Indigenous yeasts. Carries out classic maceration carbonique of entire grape bunches in cement cuve with 2 remontages a day. 15 days cuvaison. Pressed by pneumatic press and press wine assembled. Aged in old foudres with 2 rackings. 1 bottling at start of May. Wines unfined but filtered by kieselghur.
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