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Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: 100% Gamay.
Tasting notes: "The 2018 Morgon Côte du Py James is showing beautifully, soaring from the glass with a deep and complex bouquet of violets, cassis and blackberries mingled with hints of cracked pepper and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it's lively and beautifully balanced, built around powdery tannins and impressively lively acids, and concludes with a long, penetrating finish." William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Expert Rating:Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95/100.
About the winery: Jean-Marc Burgaud is a budding young star in Beaujolais. Located in the village of Morgon, he is hard working and meticulous and has great ambitions for his wines that his vineyards easily justify.
His 19 hectares (Beaujolais villages 5 hectares; Régnié 1 hectare; Morgon 13 hectares) are planted with Gamay noir on granitic/schistose hillsides. The vinification, elevage and bottling all take place in the chateau cellars. The vines are, on average, 40 years old.
Typical Beaujolais vinification, with carbonic maceration of the whole berries for 5 to 6 days. Raised in a tank for 4 to 5 months. Within Morgon there are several lieu dits and the Cote du Py is considered as the best vineyard in the appellation. This large sloping hillside, where the vines are in excess of 50 years old, has soil of schists, degraded rock, iron oxide and manganese which impart a distinct minerality to the wine.
This is a well-structured wine, redolent of black fruits (mulberries and cherries). Carbonic maceration of the whole berries lasts 12 to 15 days, and the wine is raised in barrel as well as tank. Jean-Marc’s wines are all very bright and pure.
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