Now owned by Beaujeu Hospital, the Hospices wine estate evolved slowly over the centuries, thanks to legacies from more than 250 benefactors from 1240 to the present day. The Maison François Martenot intends to return this historic estate to its former glory and promote the four reserves bearing the names of major donors.
The appellation covers the commune of Villié-Morgon (Rhône) and is located in the center of the vineyards of the 10 Beaujolais crus. This is one of the 10 most typical wines: it is the origin of the French term for tasting "morgonner".
Granitic soils, well filtered and poor, with manganese shale veins.
Traditional vinification. Maceration in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Long fermentation during which pumping over is performed.
Deep ruby red in colour.
A discreet nose of woody and spicy notes.
The palate is rich. On the finish, the minerality brings a lot of character to this wine. A nice ageing potential!
Ideal with terrines and pâtés.
Drink within 2 years.