2018 Morgon, Corcelette
Morgon Corcelette is a boutique vineyard on a mere 1 hectare of land, with vines that are an average of 70 years old. The wine is carefully aged Sur Lie and in oak barrels. The result is a stunning Cru du Beaujolais – generous, tender in the mouth and with aromas of roses and peony – its beautiful ruby colour makes it a charming Cru.
25 km north west of Lyon, for more than six centuries, has been the home of Domaine Chasselay. Claire and Fabien Chasselay, the latest generation to own and run the vineyard, joined in 2007. They have proudly carried forward the wine making ethos of this vineyard of zero pesticides and zero chemicals. In the main the wines are made without sulfites. Only the wines that are made to age get the smallest amount to keep them stable during the ageing process. The lunar calendar, the seasons and weather patterns are observed all year round. Bio-diversity in and around the vineyard together with flowers and hedges, are used to keep a perfect balance and to protect the vines from neighbouring lands that use pesticides. The wines from Domaine Chasseley have a taste of passion, which is no surprise given the amazingly hard work of both Claire and Fabien.