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Friday, 12 August 2016

Hospices de Beaujeu Morgon - From Vineyards Direct

A Beaujolais Cru via From Vineyards Direct

At its best, basic Beaujolais is a fresh-and-fruity glugger; a fresh, young red wine for easy drinking. The Beaujolais Crus offer something a little more complex but with the same cherry-fruited juiciness.

This Morgon via From Vineyards Direct is fuller and more substantial than a basic Beaujolais, but also has compelling, assertive vibrancy; it is quite a bargain, too.

Domaine Hospices de Beaujeu Morgon 2015 (£12.95) vibrant, zippy plum and black cherry fruit with sweet spice and and violets. Intense, fresh and persistent.

Good.

Drink slightly chilled as an aperitif or match with anything from mixed antipasti to lamb stew.

Despite its rather old-school name From Vineyards Direct is a relatively new outfit; set-up in 2006 by David Campbell, inventor of the Guide Hachette des Vins and holder of the Légion d’Honneur, with Esme Johnstone, former owner of Château de Sours and co-founder of Majestic Wine, it offers a small range of wines, imported directly from the growers.

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