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Domaine de Gry Sablon

Beaujolais-Villages 2005

History and Philosophy

Domaine de Gry-Sablon is situated in Emeringes, a village made up of slopes that face the southern sun. Dominique Morel owns 16 hectares and only vinifies his own grapes. Apart from Morgon, he also produces Fleurie, Juliénas, Régnié, St Amour as well as three colours of Beaujolais-Villages. The domaine was created in the early 1900s when Mr Cinquin - great-grand-father of Mr Albert Morel - arrived in Emeringes. In 1991 Dominique Morel, an oenologist, joined his father.

The research efforts in the last few years have led to the invention of an MPC device (Prefermentation Warm Maceration). This system extracts more colour and ripe berry aromas by warming up the grapes for 8 hours before the fermentation starts. 30% of Beaujolais houses (and Burgundy) are now equipped with this device.


West facing slopes on granite rock and schists.


In the Beaujolais grapes are always picked by hand. After extensive sorting grapes are brought to the vat room by conveyor belt in order to keep the clusters whole.

Grapes: 100% Gamay
Age of vins/density: 40 years average / 8500 per hecatre.
Yield: 50 hl/hecatre


Treatment only when needed. Only 5 spurs per bush vine.


100% thermo regulated stainless steel vats fermentation. Semi carbonic in whole clusters preceded by warm pre-fermentation maceration.


Bourgogne Blanc 07

Delicious pure Chardonnay with rich fruit both on the nose and palate. Just a hint of oak has broaden its flavour and added complexity. [read on...]


A B V: 12.5% Vintage: 2007 Color: white Country: France Code: 70757

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