Domaine Mee Godard, Morgon Grand Cras, 2017

$39.99
The 2017 Grand Cras is broad on the palate, with blackberry and black cherry, vanilla, and licorice aromatics.
  • Free in the Neighborhood on $149+ orders, otherwise $9.99 per case. See a map of our Neighborhood Delivery Zone.
  • Rest of San Francisco: $9.99 per case
  • Rest of California: $12.99 per case
  • OR, WA & AZ: $19.99 per case
  • Rest of the US: $29.99 per case
  • We presently do not ship to: AL (except to state stores), AR, IA, IL, KY, LA, MI, MS, MT, NV, NH, ND, OK, PA, TN, UT, and VA.
  • We do not ship beer or spirits outside of CA
  • We ship in foam and hold during extreme weather.
  • Learn more about Shipping.
  • 10% off any mixed case
  • Doesn't apply to spirits or items marked NET
  • Return corked bottles if they are less than 10 years old
  • Return any bottle that have been improperly stored
  • Returns must be made within 60 days of purchase
  • Read the full details of our Return Policy.
  • Wine is stored in our refrigerated store cellar.
  • Some fine and rare wine is displayed in our physical store in Eurocaves.
  • Current vintages are sourced from authorized importers or dealers in Europe.
  • All wine transported across the ocean in refrigerated boats.
  • Older vintages may be srouced from private clients where we are confident of correct storage conditions.
  • Read our Safe Shopping Guarantee.

Domaine Mee Godard

Mee came to Beaujolais and started her domaine in the 2013 vintage. Imagine if someone came out of nowhere to create a new domaine in Gevrey-Chambertin and managed to start with parcels of Clos St. Jacques, Chambertin, and Clos de Bèze. Impossible! But that’s exactly what Mee did in Morgon, acquiring parcels in the three great crus of the village: Corcelette, Côte du Py, and Grand Cras.

The reason she could do this, of course, is money. Top Beaujolais costs about €30,000 per hectare. As Jon Bonné has pointed out in Punch magazine, even lowly Savigny-lès-Beaune in Burgundy commands a price around ten times that. (We’re not aware of any recent trades but a hectare of Chambertin would no doubt cost many millions of euros.)

Of course, we don’t love Mee just because she managed to acquire some prime parcels; her winemaking is stellar and takes full advantage of her terroir. Beaujolais producers usually find themselves making a choice. Do they use carbonic maceration and low-extraction techniques to produce easy-drinking quaffers? Or do they use a more Burgundian style of wine-making to produce structured wines that can be aged?

Mee Godard opts for a middle approach. She does some carbonic fermentation, some traditional fermentation, and then blends them together. Her wines are definitely delicious on release, and we are pretty sure they’ll age well, too—her oldest wines are 2013s, so this hasn’t really been put to the test yet.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Beaujolais

  • Grape Variety

    Gamay

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Aromatic , Earthy , Fruity

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied