Julien Sunier 2021 Morgon AOC

Julien Sunier 2021 Morgon AOC

Item Number: 17550

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Sub Region: Beaujolais
Appellation/AVA: Morgon AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 100% Gamay
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Pink granitic sands over clay subsoil
Elevation: 280 - 420 meters

Terroir Notes: Vines are an average age of 60 years old. Organic agriculture has been put in place for the totality of the domaine since its creation with six acres of vines certified Agriculture Biologique, 4 additional acres in organic conversion, and the remaining 10 acres left as meadow. 

Winemaking Notes: The harvest is conducted entirely by hand. A careful selection is done in the vineyard, so that only the grape bunches which will go into the tank are returned to the winery. Each transport bin is large as well as shallow so that grapes are not crushed in transit. The whole grape clusters are loaded into the tanks by gravity and saturated with inert gas CO2 in order to begin the alcoholic fermentation in an anaerobic state. Once the tanks are full, a gentle foot crushing is applied with care to start the carbonic fermentation with indigenous yeast. After one to three weeks of fermentation at low temperatures, the grapes are manually removed from the tank, without the aid of pump, and the juice drains from the solids slowly, during 24 hours, in a vertical wooden basket press Julien acquired in the Côte d’Or. The wine matures for 9-11 months in old Burgundy barrels. It is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with a low addition of sulfites. 

Tasting Notes: The Julien Sunier Morgon is generous, fleshy and round, offering notes of black cherry and spice. The palate is ample possessing beautiful, silky tannins. 

About Morgon: From Vinepair : "Second only to Moulin-a-Vent in terms of body and structure, Morgon is another fuller-bodied, more serious cru. Fortunately, it is also the second largest Beaujolais cru, with a concentration of high-quality producers, so it’s one of the most prevalent crus in the U.S. While granite – Gamay’s favorite soil to dig down into – is prevalent throughout the crus of Beaujolais, Morgon is especially granite-centric, creating concentrated, serious, and fairly tannic wines. Morgon is comprised of six named vineyards, the most famous of which is Cote du Py, and all of these wines get better – and much more interesting – with age."


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (5/4/2023)

    The 2021 Morgon comes from six parcels (2.8-hectares) hence there is no lieu-dit, each vinified separately. This has an open nose, one that errs towards a fine Grenache in style with just a hint of eau-de-vie. The palate is well-balanced with a fine acidity, edgy and lightly spiced with a dash of white pepper towards the finish. So fresh and vibrant.