Pavillon des Perrets Morgon
Today's Liquid Interest rate: 5.1%
Ripe red berries and vivid cherry fruit on the nose and the front palate, rounding and filling out in the mid palate and a smooth, mid weight rich finish, weightier than most Cru Beaujolais.
Gamay has to be grown in Gobelet, free standing bushes, low to the ground and everything has to be hand picked. The age of these vines, 40 to 100 years, adds to the richness and depth of the wines. The grapes go through scrupulous sorting and the wines are barrel aged after fermentation where Gamay tends to take on almost Pinot Noir like flavours. This offers far better value and far more interesting drinking than inexpensive Red Burgundy.
The harvest is done entirely by hand which avoids the damage and trauma caused to the grape by mechanical picking. Moreover it allows the selection of the best bunches which are picked whole. The Château's cellars are then home to the oak barrels in which the wine matures, this is then bottled and labelled at the Château.
Charcutiere, young, hard cheese, light game birds and simple grilled red meat