Old bush vines close to the Aucoeur hearth, this is the familial benchmark and arguably the finest cru of the 10 in Beaujolais. A terrain of schist and vertiginous slopes delivers exotic accents of Asian spice, violet and hoisin, coaxed into forest floor and earthen, almost truffled accents, with patience. Fuller of frame and more structured, this is a top-drawer Morgon with the bones to develop over a decade. Be sure to drink it from a Pinot Noir glass. Suckling writes of Morgon’s ‘reputation for power’. Here it is!
Fruity and structured, this wine is rich in juicy acidity and red-currant flavors, with a layer of dry tannins. Firm texture will allow fruitiness to sing as the wine develops. Drink from 2022.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (March 2021)
Fragrant for this appellation, which has such a reputation for power. Lots of red beets and wild blackberries. Quite some acidity, but the abundant fruit and the touch of slightly sappy tannin carries it well. Food-friendly, also for dishes normally associated with dry whites. Drink now.
90 points, JamesSuckling.com (March 2021)
“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.'