Julien Sunier Morgon Magnum 2018

$155.00 inc. GST

1500ml bottle. (Must be ordered in quantities of 6).

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.

Medium bodied, fresh red fruit, herbal with neutral oak.  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.


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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The Wine Advocate: 92+/100
Matured in used barrels from Chambolle-Musigny’s Domaine Roumier, this is the first bottling of Sunier’s 2018 Régnié, amounting to some 7,000 bottles out of a total production closer to 20,000. Wafting from the glass with scents of wild berries, potpourri and dark chocolate, it’s medium to full-bodied, fleshy and enveloping, with powdery structuring tannins, good concentration and a sapid finish. Recently bottled, I suspect it will perform even better with a year in the cellar. William Kelly, The Wine Advocate

Julien Sunier Morgon 2018
Posted on 08 August 2020. WINEFRONT – MIKE BENNIE
As I so often say, I buy, and drink way more cru Beaujolais than I do Burgundy. Less oak. More terroir on show, quite often. And way more bang for your buck. Morgon perhaps the most earthy cru, with a whole lot of bass notes.

Earthy, a big show of exotic spice, rose oil, cherry essence, pepper over ripe strawberries. Medium-bodied, firm slatey tannin, beef dripping, good cut through of sappy acidity, smoked meats and spice on a long finish. It has a lot to stuff to unpack, as at now, but such a good wine of verity and staunch regionality.
Rated : 94+ Points
Tasted : Aug20
Alcohol : 12.5%