Our philosophy is to allow the natural expression and characteristics of our terroir.
We aim to make authentic wines that reflect all the strengths of the Morgon appellation while respecting our unique environment and our glorious mature vines.

For this reason, we have recently begun the organic conversion process in the vineyard. It means that within the next 3 years (by 2024) our vine-growing areas will be producing wines certified as organic. So far, we have also reintroduced many of the techniques and approaches used in former times which have fallen out of favour in recent years and taken advantage of newer technology which allows us to minimise the stress that the grapes and vines can suffer.

TERROIR

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It is on the granitic and shaly slopes of Morgon appellation in the Beaujolais region, that our wines have been crafted since the 18th century. The grape for all the three wines is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, the traditional variety of the region. We only use grapes grown from our own vineyard and everything is done by hand at the estate, within a few hundred metres of the Château.

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The great majority of our vines are over 40 years old although many have been growing for almost a century. They give us low yields of high quality small grapes bursting with structure, flavour and elegant tannins. Our healthy wine cellar allows us to work the most natural way possible so we rely on spontaneous fermentation by the indigenous yeasts to support the expression of the terroir.

Watch the animation below to discover which parcels the grapes we use for each wine come from:

VINIFICATION

In the winery everything is done to treat the grapes as gently as possible. On arrival the small boxes of grapes are poured onto our vibrating triage table, which shakes off moisture and removes any dried berries. Any grape you would not want in your own mouth should not be in the wine. On average, we reject 10% of the harvest each year.

Using the automatic temperature control installed on our arrival we vinify at low temperatures to ensure a gentle and slow process allowing the natural fermentation to take its course without resorting to heat to speed it up. As a result we have long fermentation periods, normally around 15 to 20 days and sometimes longer.

After the fermentation we empty the tanks and again use conveyors to move the fermented pips and skins to the press, avoiding the use of aggressive pumping. The pressing is gentle and slow to avoid any harsh tanins in the wine. Nearly all our wine is matured in French oak, some in old oak foudres and some in classic Burgundian barrels or fûts.

OUR WINES

Château Grange Cochard is three distinct cuvées with different styles, hand-made with the same love and care.
Click on one of the bottles below to find out more about our wines or to download a technical sheet.

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« Côte du Py »

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« Les Charmes »

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« Le Plateau »

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« Côte du Py »

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« Les Charmes »

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« Le Plateau »

Château Grange Cochard wines are available in the countries present on the map below.
Please email us for more details.