Notes of wild strawberry, blueberry and raspberry on the nose. The palate is smoky with notes of dried cherry, sweet spice and a mineral finish.
Domaine de la Bonne Tonne has been in the Grillet family for seven generations. They own spectacular plots with very old vines in 'Les Charmes', 'Grand Cras' and the most celebrated of Morgon vineyards, 'Côte du Py'. The decision to convert to organic farming came in 1999, when current owner Marcel Grillet concluded that chemicals were ruining the essence of his work. They reached full certification in 2006 and started with biodynamics in 2007. The additional labour required for organic farming also meant reducing the size of the vineyard from 13 to 7 hectares, but Marcel is more than happy with the results. In the cellar they abide by cool vinification with semi-carbonic maceration followed by barrel aging in old barrels. The resulting wines are stunning; juicy but with lovely finesse and elegance, and authentic expressions of their terroir. Ever a family enterprise, Marcel has been slowly handing over the reins to his daughter Anne-Laure, and her husband, Thomas Agatensi. Together they have relaunched these wines under beautiful, modern new labels, starting from the 2016 vintage.
Morgon is one of the 10 Beaujolais crus. The appellation applies to only red wines of the Gamay grape variety. The wines made here tend to be slightly heavier than those made in the rest of Beaujolais, with darker fruit characteristics and a juicy texture.
Whole bunch press. Natural fermentation with ambient yeast. After 18 days of maceration, the grapes are pressed, blended in vats and then transferred to old barrels to complete fermentation. No fining, filtration of addition of sulfites.
Domaine de la Bonne Tonne