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2016 COQUARD MORGON "LES CHARMES" 750ML
2016 COQUARD MORGON "LES CHARMES" 750ML
 
Case Price $26.99
Bottle Price $34.99
Sale Price $29.99
Year 2016
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Gamay
Country France

Product Code: 2813915
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Some time ago at a Tres Bicchieri tasting in NYC, I came across an absolutely fabulous Italian wine - The Tenuto Mazzolino Pinot Noir from Lombardy in Northern Italy. The Tenuto Pinot, a five time winner of Italy’s most prestigious wine designation, The Gamberro Rosso Tre Bicchieri Award, has since become a Grapes customer favorite and is consistently one of our top sellers. So, when I learned that the man behind this outstanding wine - a thirteenth generation French winemaker named Jean Francois Coquard, who grew up amongst the family vineyards in the Beaujolais region of Burgundy- has now after 15 years with Tenuto, returned to his native France to produce the Burgundian varietals of his family heritage, I knew I absolutely had to have a taste. I was not disappointed.

The standout wine that I am bringing to you today is the Coquard Morgon “Les Charmes” 2016 . By far one of the most elegant expressions of the varietal I have tasted in recent memory, the Morgon les Charmes easily holds its own with wines twice the cost. Located at the heart of the Beaujolais Cru, the Morgan Appellation is the second largest after Brouilly. The Morgon is 100% Gamay Fruit manually harvested from forty year old vines, with a minimum of 2 weeks temperature controlled maceration and Fermentation. Its color displays intense ruby red and purple tints, with a heady aroma of rich blueberry fruit, plum and subtle spice. The fresh, medium bodied palate of crushed strawberries and silky tannins, makes this wine is the perfect accompaniment to a plate of Charcuterie and some melting Roquefort. Give it a few minutes to open up and it will continue to surprise and delight you to the last drop. 2016 is a key vintage release in France, which means it’s a great year. This is a great red for the fall that cannot be beat at the price. This is a buy by the case!

This is hard core quality with nice depth and has the substance to age. Fresh black cherry fruit getting darker with black fruits. Kirsch developing in the glass. The palate is fleshy oozing red fruits, strawberry and cherry, with hints of Asian spice and I loved the depth on the finish. Give the wine a 10 minute breathe and it opens up, has superb drinkability, a crowd pleaser that will flow when opened.

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