Hospices de Belleville
A single plot : “Château Gaillard” of 12 acres.
CHARACTERISTICS: “Château Gaillard” is situated in the north of the village of Villié-Morgon facing south-east. Its soil is comprised of very flaky cristalline rocks, iron oxide and manganese.
GRAPE VARIETY: Gamay
VINIFICATION: Depending on the plot and the quality of the grapes, part of the harvest is de-stemmed for a ‘Burgundy style’ vinification with punch downs and pump overs, whilst the rest is vinified as whole cluster with carbonic maceration. Slow fermentation lasts between 10 to 15 days.
AGEING: The wines which are vinified Burgundy style are aged in large ‘pieces’ (500 liters), stainless steel tanks are reserved for the wines issued from carbonic maceration. The wines are then assembled into one unique ‘cuvée’.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Coq au vin, grilled beef rib, grilling steak with shallots, duck breast, pan-fried salmon, mature soft cow cheese.
TASTING NOTES: The color is purple violet, this Morgon already unveils its temperament by aromas of very ripe red fruits, spices and licorice. The palate confirms a tannic structure, a little firm as yet, covered by balanced and fruity flesh.
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