Julien Sunier

Morgon Gamay

9.0275 ratings
9.085 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Paul Masson

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Nov 5th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Stunning translucent violet color...pic here is not doing the visual justice. Nose is gorgeous—ripe strawberry and game aromas with some creme de cassis, rose petals and pink peppercorns. Palate is a bit of a letdown though still very good; the yeasty finish doesn’t let the full complexity shine through. For me, solid but not a rebuy; natural wine loons will love it

Stunning translucent violet color...pic here is not doing the visual justice. Nose is gorgeous—ripe strawberry and game aromas with some creme de cassis, rose petals and pink peppercorns. Palate is a bit of a letdown though still very good; the yeasty finish doesn’t let the full complexity shine through. For me, solid but not a rebuy; natural wine loons will love it

Oct 18th, 2020
Darren Dittrich

A little funkiness in this Morgon... blood orange grapefruit bite, rhubarb, and big-time Brett. If you like this style, this one has an amount of wet wool that doesn’t completely overpower the fruit. And after 90 minutes, some notes have blown off, but we are left with a little wet cardboard... so, corked. YMMV. Second bottle: same verdict. Avoid this wine.

A little funkiness in this Morgon... blood orange grapefruit bite, rhubarb, and big-time Brett. If you like this style, this one has an amount of wet wool that doesn’t completely overpower the fruit. And after 90 minutes, some notes have blown off, but we are left with a little wet cardboard... so, corked. YMMV. Second bottle: same verdict. Avoid this wine.

Jun 2nd, 2020
Frank Rotello

Strawberry, ginger, sexy. Smooth and ripe. Hot year for a bouj. F**king French. LOL

Strawberry, ginger, sexy. Smooth and ripe. Hot year for a bouj. F**king French. LOL

Nov 4th, 2018
Alicia Cypress

Slightly tight and some natural funk. A little brightness. Good for us geeks!

Slightly tight and some natural funk. A little brightness. Good for us geeks!

Feb 10th, 2018
Vinny Eng

Harvest moon perfection
#sunier

Harvest moon perfection
#sunier

Oct 6th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

Extremely aromatic, floral and slight earthy undertones. Strawberry, raspberry, granite

Extremely aromatic, floral and slight earthy undertones. Strawberry, raspberry, granite

Jul 30th, 2017
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

8.8

Appellation: Morgon
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Gamay
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Two parcels; one on the sloped lieu-dit of Corcelette and the other at the edge of the Morgon/Régnié border in a vineyard named En Oeillat. Both parcels were planted in the 1960s. Both are densely planted.
Orientation: Southwest facing
Soil: Decomposing granitic topsoil, referred to locally as roche pourrie or rotted rock, over clay base 2 meters below.
Viticulture: Organic farming, harvesting done entirely by hand.
Vinification: Indigenous yeast fermentations in concrete vats at low temperatures, to preserve fresh fruit flavors and a delicate tannic structure. After fermentations are complete, fruit is slowly pressed, over a 24 hour period, using an ancient vertical press Julien acquired in the Côte D’Or.
Aging: Aged for up to 11 months in 3 - 9 year old Burgundy barrels so the charming fruit and granitic soil flavors aren't lost.
Production: 350 cases

Appellation: Morgon
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Gamay
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Two parcels; one on the sloped lieu-dit of Corcelette and the other at the edge of the Morgon/Régnié border in a vineyard named En Oeillat. Both parcels were planted in the 1960s. Both are densely planted.
Orientation: Southwest facing
Soil: Decomposing granitic topsoil, referred to locally as roche pourrie or rotted rock, over clay base 2 meters below.
Viticulture: Organic farming, harvesting done entirely by hand.
Vinification: Indigenous yeast fermentations in concrete vats at low temperatures, to preserve fresh fruit flavors and a delicate tannic structure. After fermentations are complete, fruit is slowly pressed, over a 24 hour period, using an ancient vertical press Julien acquired in the Côte D’Or.
Aging: Aged for up to 11 months in 3 - 9 year old Burgundy barrels so the charming fruit and granitic soil flavors aren't lost.
Production: 350 cases

15 people found it helpfulNov 18th, 2014
Jon Bonné

Wine Editor San Francisco Chronicle

9.0

Magnums say it's a post Christmas, pre-engagement party wonderland.

Magnums say it's a post Christmas, pre-engagement party wonderland.

4 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.8

So inviting and smooth it is silly. Feel like this wine had me over for dinner...

So inviting and smooth it is silly. Feel like this wine had me over for dinner...

4 people found it helpfulJan 19th, 2014