Morgon is an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) for wines produced in the Beaujolais wine region of France.
This AOC is exclusive to the production of red wine made from the Gamay grape variety. The wines produced in Morgon are known for their rich, full-bodied and tannic characteristics, with flavours of dark fruit and spice. The region’s soil which is composed of granite, and the local microclimate, are said to contribute to the distinctiveness of the wines.
The AOC regulations specify the grape variety, alcohol content, and maximum yield per hectare. Wines bearing the Morgon AOC label must have been made using grapes grown, fermented, and aged in the region, and must pass a blind taste test before they can be sold. Morgon wines are considered to be some of the most full-bodied and tannic in the Beaujolais region and are known for their ageing potential.