Morgon Côte du Py
Morgon Côte du Py
La Grange Cochard
Chateau Grange Cochard is an award-winning vineyard where small quantities of fine red wine are made by hand.
We use exclusively grapes grown from our own vineyard, and from vine to finished bottled wine, everything is done on the estate within a few hundred metres of the chateau.
Our aim is to make fine red wines that realise the potential of some of the finest vines in the region.Hand-Made with the Same Love and Care
Our wines are all made from our own grapes, and from vine to bottle everything is done by us within a few hundred metres of the chateau. The grape for all three is 100% Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, the traditional variety of the region, and all three are exclusively appellation Morgon.
The great majority of our vines are over 40 years old although many have been growing for almost a century. These mature vines give us low yields of high quality small grapes bursting with structure, flavour and elegant tannins which allow us to make our award-winning wines.
An Historic House with some of the Finest Vines in the Region
Chateau Grange Cochard was built in 1759 but it sits on older foundations. The lane outside the house is a Roman road. Little used today, it was a major route featuring on the Antonine maps of 280 AD. In medieval times the older house was a staging post belonging to the ancient order of the Knights Hospitaller. They sheltered pilgrims on their way from the great churches of Autun and Cluny to Lyon and beyond.
Today the vineyard consists of 8 hectares of Morgon. Our vines are some of the finest in the area and include the top of the prestigious Côte du Py, the ancient volcanic outcrop first planted with vines by the Romans. Our current vines are themselves mostly very old, between 40 and 100 years of age. These gnarled and twisted plants give low yields, great intensity and complexity, with deep root systems penetrating the different layers of soil and rock.
Outside in the park surrounding the chateau are numerous unusual trees planted in the middle of the nineteenth century as an arboretum. They lead down to the Morsille, a stream which comes from the hills above us and forms a wildlife corridor down to the river Sâone.
We have encouraged the park and the stream to form a wildlife haven with many species of birds and wild flowers in the old meadow and woodland, and are planting new specimen trees for the future.
Sadly, little remains of the garden’s fountains and water features, but in 2013 we completed the restoration of the chateau’s old orangery.
Morgon Côte du Py
From the prestigious volcanic slopes of the Py, just a few hundred metres from the Chateau, this is our flagship wine with a distinctive minerality.
In some vintages we produce small quantities of Côte du Py 1759 which is not only matured but also fermented in oak.
“Offers lots of dark and brambly blackberry, lush crushed black raspberry, kirsch and damson plum fruit, with black licorice, dried herb and mineral notes. Shows fine balance and good focus throughout.” – Wine Spectator
Winery: Château Grange Cochard
Region: Beaujolais / Morgon
Wine style: Beaujolais Red
Alcohol: 13% VOL
Allergens: Contains sulphites
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