Julien Sunier Morgon 2021

$78.00 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.

Julien Sunier has gone from being rising star to firmly established as one of the best producers in Beaujolais. Following in the footsteps of pioneers like his friends Marcel Lapierre and Jean-Paul Thévenet he works organically and biodynamically in the vineyard and naturally in the winery. His Morgon offers exceptional value for money. It is deliciously drinkable on release, but with the structure to age.

Deep and nascently complex with a very precise bouquet of black cherries, pomegranate, fresh thyme and granite minerality. Deep and rich with a fine girdle of acidity, ripe tannins and excellent length. Gorgeous when young–beautiful with age. 12% Alc.


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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Julien Sunier Morgon 2021
Posted on 03 December 2022. Winefront ‘Mike Bennie’

From a bunch of low-yielding plots. One of the great names of Beaujolais.
This is it. So pure, so fine, lacy with silty tannins, flecked with gentle fennel and garrigue herbal detail, truffle, all the dark cherry, rose hip tea. It’s floral and fragrant but delivers earthiness and savouriness too. It’s juicy but that swish of tannins builds, fine silky ribbons that tighten to a cooling pucker to close. Depth and detail in spades. Sour-cherry and game meat lingers. Wonderful drinking here.

Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : DEC22
Alcohol : 12%