2017 Chateau Grange Cochard Morgon Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais, France 6x75cl


There are very few wineries which have reinvented an attitude to a region in the same way that Ch. Grange Cochard did back in 2009, but they all share the same tendencies:

  • Massive, intense focus on quality in every way,
  • Realism – even if you have changed the world, wine should be affordable!
  • And a brilliant sense of what their wine is - plus an ability to share this with us!

Rightly celebrated since their launch onto the UK market in 2009, Sarah and James Wilder have achieved the same style of influence in Beaujolais that Alain Brumont did in Madiran – namely, that of put an un-regarded region back on the wine lovers map. Everyone thanks someone capable of doing that.

We have followed them since their debut. Every year, despite the awards flooding in the value has remained consistently excellent. Jancis Robinson has never scored them below 16 points – not something many sub-£20 wines can claim!

They achieve this partially through the excellence of their 6 hectare estate. Most of the vines are between 40 and 100 years old. Their age results in low yields with intense small berries supplying complex structure, discreet tannins, and dark fruit flavours.

We have a little parcel left of their wines in stock right now. They drink brilliantly over the Summer but will age for several years to come. These excellent wines are brilliant for lazy late summer days…and will drink well with Autumn provender as well.  


2017 Morgon Vieilles Vignes £100/6x75cl

Their straight Morgon, made with whole bunches of grapes fermented in open topped vats, matured in 3000 litre old oak foudres. This is an elegant and pure wine, packed with raspberries and strawberries with a chewy but fine structure. Again with that delicious Morgon spiciness keeping the fruit lively, it’s difficult to name a better wine at this price!

Collections: All, France, Gamay, Red

Type: Red

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