Let’s be frank: Lush loves Beaujolais. The region’s darling, Gamay, is endlesslydrinkable and unstuffy with vivacious red fruit character lifted by fun, funky, and unexpected flavors. Not to mention, it pairs seamlessly with some of our favorite signature dishes. In short, we’re fans. So admittedly we may have some bias in saying today’s Wine Wednesday is highly covetable cru, but the Domaine Hoppenot Corcelette 2019 is one of the more mind-blowing Morgons.
This Cru Beaujolais is the creation of vigneron Grégoire Hoppenot, a native of the province who ascended the corporate wine world before turning to the source and
establishing himself in the craft of wine with a collection of vineyard parcels. The goal at Domaine Hoppenot is transparency within the wine: through organic principels and employing whole-cluster fermentation, the beauty of the soil shines through in the bottle.
In the glass, the Corcelette immediately shows off bright berry flavors; raspberry, blackberry, and currants set the stage. There’s a faint green note that gives way to warm baking spices like dusty cinnamon. It’s rich and silky for a wine so light in body, with noteworthy but versatile acidity. If you manage not to polish this off on its own, it would makesthe perfect accompaniment to autumn cooking.