Domaine Georges Descombes Morgon 2007

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

Item No. 100522
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

Descombes owns old vines of Morgon in the Corcelette sector of the appellation, north-east of the village of Villié-Morgon, with a south/south-east exposure. The soil is sandy and decomposed granite, which gives the wine its delicate texture.

Critical Acclaim

"Descombes 2007 Morgon calls to mind sirloin juices, peat, black tea, cassis, and blackberry. With impressive density, dark depth of flavor, and a relatively firm mouth-feel, it is without doubt designed for the late release it receives and for cellaring at least another 5-6 years. The 2005 is really coming into its glory now, and exhibits not just richness and complexity, but also a lift and brightness uncommon for that vintage. "
90 Points

Learn About Domaine Georges Descombes

Everyone who knows the Beaujolais talks about the Morgon Gang of Four - Marcel Lapierre, Jean Foillard, Guy Breton and Jean-Paul Thevenet. Actually, there are five vignerons making non-sulphured, non-filtered Morgon and we are now working with that fifth vigneron -- Georges Descombes. Descombes vinifies with an extreme cold carbonic maceration that takes up to 30 days. The wine...

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Learn About Beaujolais

(boe-show-lay) Upon hearing Beaujolais, many think of the large celebration for wine that comes out the 3rd week of November, that year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. But the region of Beaujolais, situated at the bottom of the Burgundy AC, is more than just the nouveau. Some Beaujolais wines can be kept (gasp!) for up to 10 years! Those are usually the Cru Beaujolais and are...

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Learn About Gamay

Gamay (gah-MAY) Beaujolais' Baby Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of Burgundy in the 14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay can also be...

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