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Chateau de Grand Pre Morgon

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Chateau de Grand Pre Morgon 2019 The Château de Grand Pré comprises a beautiful 18th Century castle complete with vaulted cellars, a "lieu dit" vineyard and an eight hectare family domaine...

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Chateau de Grand Pre Morgon 2019

The Château de Grand Pré comprises a beautiful 18th Century castle complete with vaulted cellars, a "lieu dit" vineyard and an eight hectare family domaine in the Beaujolais region. The winery is located in the heart of Fleurie where they own six hectares of vineyards, with a further two hectares in the village of Morgon. Born winegrowers, Louis and Renée Bertrand bought the domaine in 1972, the vines were old and the cellars were in ruins. They took the estate in hand and gave it a new lease of life, replanting and rebuilding. Today it is run by their children, Guy and his wife Annick; Christine and her husband Claude Zordan and their grandson Romain Zordan. The entire family passionately carries on the traditions that started three generations ago. Romain Zordan has brought a modern and organic approach, tending the vines with a complete respect for the environment and using sustainable techniques. The estate has been certified Organic since 2012. These are wines of purity and precision, a true expression of their Beaujolais terroir.

Vintage

2014 was a succesful year for the Beaujolais region, a 4 star vintage. Progressive ripening, good levels of sugar and phenols with healthy thick skins. For Morgon, the winemaker noticed a nice complexity and fresh balance compared to the 2013, which was a more challenging crop.

Vineyard

For more concentration, the Chateau de Grand Pré prunes their vines very precisely into a Goblet shape and undertakes green harvests. The vines are more than 40 years old, so yields are very low, about 35 hl/ hectare. The soil is made of decomposed rock and crumbly schist. Grass is maintained in between the rows, in order to preserve the vineyard's natural ecosystem.

Winemaking

The harvest was carefully selected by hand. Carbonic maceration took place for 15 days, a slow process in order to gently extract the complexity of aromas. No sulphites were added during the vinification process and minimal sulphur added at bottlling. A natural yeast fermentation took place at controlled temperatures. The wine was then aged for several months in small barrels and demi-muids (650 litres).

Tasting Note

Rich, powerful and balanced, with an appealing nose of raspberries, cherries and a hint of smokiness. The ripered fruits combine with powerful tannins on the palate with a long, firm finish.

Serving Suggestion

This structured wine is beautiful now, but has a great ageing potential of 10 years. Pairs well with red meat, roasts, charcuterie and mature cheeses.

Grape - Gamay 100%

Country - France.

Region - Beaujolais

Alcohol: 13%

Body Value: C (A is light, E is full bodied)

Residual Sugar: N/A

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic Yes/No

Additional information - http://domainegrandpre.com/en/

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Chateau de Grand Pre Morgon

£18.06 £16.68