Julien Sunier Morgon 2017

$80.00 inc. GST

The grapes, from old vines, come from six different very complementary parcels on the climates “Charmes, Corcelette, Py,” located between 270 and 420 m altitude.


Our generous and fleshy Morgon offers notes of black cherries and spices; the pallet is ample possessing beautiful silky tannins. To extend the pleasure, a few years of care and aging will be welcome.


Vineyard: Two parcels; one on the sloped lieu-dit of Corcelette and the other at the edge of the Morgon/Régnié border in a vineyard named En Oeillat. Both parcels were planted in the 1960s. Both are densely planted.


Orientation: Southwest facing.


Soil: Decomposing granitic topsoil, referred to locally as roche pourrie or rotted rock, over clay base 2 meters below.


Viticulture: Organic farming, harvesting done entirely by hand.


Vinification: Indigenous yeast fermentations in concrete vats at low temperatures, to preserve fresh fruit flavors and a delicate tannic structure. After fermentations are complete, fruit is slowly pressed, over a 24 hour period, using an ancient vertical press Julien acquired in the Côte D’Or.


Ageing: Aged for up to 11 months in 3 – 9 year old Burgundy barrels so the charming fruit and granitic soil avors aren’t lost.


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Reviews / Awards / Ratings

“The 2017 Morgon had just been bottled when I tasted it last year, and it’s performing much better today, revealing a complex bouquet of ripe cherries, dark chocolate, smoked meats, peonies and spices. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with excellent depth and concentration, concluding with a sapid—indeed carnal—nish.” – 92 Points, Robert Parker.

“From a selection of vineyards in Morgon (Vermont 0.4, Py 0.4, Aux perrets 0.25,Croix de chèvre 0.43, etc.) with an average vine age of 60 years. Dried roses, dark cherry, cinnamon and sweet earth. Fleshy supple tannin, mouth-perfume and ripe cherry flavour, depth and length, the finish is particularly impressive. Unforced and beautiful.” – 95 Points, Wine Front.

“2 ha (5 acres) in six different parcels, e.g. Aux Charmes in the west and Corcelette in the north of the cru. Mainly old bush vines – some need replanting. More expressive than the Régnié at the moment. Darker, riper fruit aroma – more fruity. More juice in the berries from these sites. Same dry finesse in the texture but more rounded and more juicy. There’s a darkness to the fruit that is very elegant. The tannins are dry but supple. Cool, long and savoury. The overwhelming character is still that stony/mineral quality. Long and fresh, but so beautifully paper-dry. Opens to more fruit.” – 17 Points, Jancis Robinson.