Daniel Boulard, Morgon 2011
Nestled in Beaujolais, surrounded by the villages of Régnié, Chiroubles, and Fleurie, Morgon is one of ten Crus, and is home to old vines of Gamay and talented winemakers.
The 2011 Morgon from Daniel Boulard is delightful. I am, overall, a fan of expressions of Gamay, but I think even those who are unfamiliar or even not typically moved by the varietal could enjoy this one. Dark fruit and bing cherry make themselves known on this palate, and present but not overbearing tannin give it structure and edge.
This is a great value for quality Cru Beaujolais, and shouldn’t be missed. I love having Cru Beaujolais around because of its light yet flavor packed style, and how well it pairs with a gamut of dishes.
In addition to a classic holiday spread, try this with pastrouma, kefalograviera, and an assorted arrangement of other cured meats and hard cheeses.