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Chateau de Pizay Morgon 2012

Chateau de Pizay Morgon 750ml 2012     
Sku: 1874235

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The Chateau de Pizay is one of the oldest and most highly regarded estates in Beaujolais. Since the Middle Ages, the wines and the grounds have been appreciated for their beauty. Today, in addition to a long legacy of winemaking excellence, the Chateau is also a luxurious 4 star hotel. The vineyards stretch from Morgon to Regnie for a total of 198 acres, and are composed of granite and sandy topsoils. The current director, Pascal Dufaitre uses stainless steel, semi-carbonic fermentation and other modern fermentation methods to preserve the freshness and acidity that is the hallmark of this renowned estate.

Tasting notes
Color: deep, crimson, intense.
Nose: ripe, stoned fruits-- cherry, peach, apricot
Palate: strong, well constituted, tannic.

 Wine Spectator 88 points (May 31 2014)
The ripe fruit flavors of crushed wild strawberry and black raspberry are layered with hints of ground anise, graphite and grilled herb in this elegant, well-knit red. Drink now through 2017. 8,000 cases made. ľAN

Technical notes
Malolactic fermentation after alcoholic fermentation.
Preservation in stainless steel tanks and 25% of the yield passed through new oak-barrels. Earth filtered (diatom). Clarified with egg whites. Bottled at the end of Spring.

Alcohol: 12,8░C
Ph: 3.6
Total acidity: 3.2
Sugar: less than 2g

Other text
The Morgon appellation covers 1100 hectares and produces an average of 55000 hectolitres per year. They say that it has the fruitiness of a Beaujolais and the charm of a Burgundy.

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Beaujolais
Appellation: Morgon
Grape Varietal: Gamay
Type: Still wine
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