2017 Clos de Mez Morgon Chateau Gaillard

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Growing up in Paris, Marie-Élodie Zighera would often escape the city for the calm of her
grandmother’s vineyards in Fleurie. By her fifteenth birthday, she knew she’d wished to make
her own mark on the family estate, successively passed down along the maternal line for
multiple generations.
In 2004, while working at Chateau de la Tour in Clos Vougeot, Marie-Élodie’s vision as a
vigneronne crystalized – after tasting a thrilling Morgon from the 1911 vintage, she drew
inspiration from that bottle with an aim to craft structured, long-lived, and cellar-worthy Cru
Beaujolais. Two years later, she took the reins of her family domaine in Fleurie, and made the
decision to estate-bottle for the first time under the new name Clos de Mez, a play on her own
initials.
As if it were 1911, tradition carries the day here – the vineyards are farmed organically (and
certified as of 2018) and Marie-Élodie’s wines are made with indigenous yeasts, no
temperature control, and no insulation. Only three wines are made at the estate.

Château Gaillard comes from the named-locality of our vines. Ultimate terroir expression, it is a key wine with its solid structure and depth of body. Grape variety: Gamay Noir with clear juice Soils: rocks in decomposition and blue stone Colour: dark garnet red Aromas: ripe stone fruit (cherry, peach, apricot, plum) and spices Taste characteristics: the very closest expression possible of its terroir: robust, rich, powerful and fleshy.

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