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Georges Duboeuf
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Red wine 2015 Morgon AOC Domaine de Javernière, Beaujolais, France

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #337919

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Last reviewed: 19 April, 2017

One of the ten cru sites of the Beaujolais around the village of Villié-Morgon, which gives the village its name. The vineyards cover 1,115 hectares and are situated at an average altitude of 450 metres above sea level on basaltic rocks and slate in the east and sandy or siliceous soils in the north and west. They are divided into six climats, whose names may appear on the label. The powerful red wines (especially Côte de Py) from the Gamay variety are among the most long-lasting, which only develop after four to six years. This has also become a synonym, because "Morgonnising" means that they are very similar to a Côte d’OrCôte...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (lat. Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A brisk trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When they immigrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French consumed wine for a long time before they started to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar...

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