Gamay focus 22: Château de Durette Morgon ‘Hommage’ 2014 Beaujolais

durette morgon

The Belgian Beaujolais? This wine is from Château Durette, based in Régnié-Durette. In 2006 this was bought by Belgian Jean Joly. He got together some friends from Liège who purchased parcels of vines, with a view to making the wines at Durette, and the project is now quite sizeable, drawing on 30 hectares of vines. This is one of their top wines. It’s pretty smart, and as is common in Beaujolais, it’s excellent value for money

Château de Durette Morgon ‘Hommage’ 2014 Beaujolais, France
13% alcohol. This supple Gamay has really nice, dark, stony black cherry fruit with sweetness and also finely-spiced tension. There’s nothing over-done about this: it’s just mineral, rocky black fruits with nice acidity under the fruit. Very satisfying and dark, with fine herbs and tar in the background. 92/100 (£14.95

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