Morgon AOC is one of ten Beaujolais crus, and is located north of Régnié AOC

Communes (1): Villié-Morgon.

Vineyard area & wine production: 1988 60,796hl from 1,073ha (Clive Coates MW: 1990, p.184).

Two terroirs: Clive Coates (1990, p.184) identifies two distinct areas to this ‘large, well-known cru divided by the Mont du Puy’. To the south of the Mont du Puy and around the hamlet of Bas-Morgon the wines are lighter, like Brouilly AOC. Wines from the slopes of the Mont du Puy or to the north around the town of Villié-Morgon are denser and need more bottle age, due to the nature of the soil, a disintegrated schist called ‘roche pourrie’.

Wine style: Clive Coates (1990, p.184) says that Compared to Côte de Brouilly the wines of Morgon are ‘more interesting’. ‘At their best the longest lasting of [the] Beaujolais crus, cherry fruit, structure to age,’ (Oz Clarke: 2015, p.177).


Certified organic, Biodynamic practices: Domaine Lapierre.