93+ points John Gilman, View from the Cellar
"The 2018 Morgon 'Côte du Py' from Sarah and James Wilding’s Grange Cochard is a lovely wine in the making, coming in at fourteen percent octane and delivering a deep and sappy nose of cassis, black cherries, espresso, bonfire, grilled gamebird, dark soil tones and a topnote of currant leaf. On the palate the wine is deep, ripe, full-bodied and powerful in personality, with a rock solid core of fruit, superb soil signature, firm tannins and great length and grip on the nascently complex, tangy and broad-shouldered finish. This is vibrant and precise, despite plenty of muscle, and should age brilliantly."
Vinous Reverie Notes
A historic estate with some of the finest parcels of vines in the region, ChAteau Grange Cochard has been producing fine wines since 1759. Sarah and James Wilding purchased this formidable estate in 2008 and are actively rejuvenating it to bring it to its full potential and to produce fine world class wines. ChAteau Grange Cochard produces small quantities of Morgon from estate grown grapes only. They have some exceptional parcels of vines, the majority being in excess of 50 years old which give complexity and intensity to the fruit. Grass is used extensively between the rows, no insecticides are applied and no artificial irrigation or watering systems are used. The harvest is done carefully and very selectively by hand. This flagship wine is the Cote du Py with it's unique bluish-tinted volcanic soil situated literally at the top of the Cote du Py!