After Brouilly, the Domaine’s second most important wine is sourced from the Douby et Corcelette vineyard (1.079ha) located in Villié Morgon. The Gamay fruit is well-structured, generous, and fruity with aromas like cherry, kirsch and apricot. There is a definite Burgundian quality to this wine.
Using the traditional Beaujolais method of carbonic maceration, the juice is then vinified in 50 hectolitre wooden vats to allow for some micro-oxygenation but not to impart any oaky influence. The whole production is done manually–the respect for and influence of tradition is apparent throughout the Domaine.
“Today, after a period of being the pariahs of the wine world, they are once again worthy objects of interest for serious wine lovers. This is all due to the magic combination of the Gamay grape and the particular characteristics of the best villages in the region, including the famous ‘crus’ Beaujolais.” Jancis Robinson MW
Produces earthy wines that can take on a Burgundian character of silky texture after five years aging and are know for there deep colour and stone fruit characters. These wines are generally the deepest colour with aromas of apricots and peaches.
Within the centre of Morgon, there is a particular hillside, the Cote du Py, that produces the most powerful examples of Morgon wines.
Arnaud Aucœur is the oldest family Domaine in the village of Morgon. Owner/Vignerons since 1825, the Vignoble Aucœur was established at Villié Morgon. Its Crus are planted to a dozen hectares of the most prestigious appellations of the region, including Morgon, Fleurie, and Moulin-à-Vent.
Production is done manually, with the traditions of the first generations of the Aucœur family being honoured. The passing down and inheritance of knowledge and experience is a fundamental value for the Aucœur family. To this end and the perpetuation of the family legacy, Arnaud Aucœur (2020 Beaujolais Winemaker of the Year, Guide Hachette) makes some of his wines, including the Moulin-à-Vent, in wooden containers. Barrels, tons and semi-casks are housed on the farm. Morgon, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, Brouilly, Saint-Amour, Chiroubles, Régnié, Juliénas, Chénas, Beaujolais Villages, or Beaujolais–their wines are all raised, vinified and packaged according to particular emotional and technical conditions of their Domaine. The wines are fruity and distinct, Jancis Robinson MW described the 2018 vintage of the old vine Villages as '...gorgeously voluptuous.'