Jean-Marc Burgaud - Beaujolais Villages Les Vignes de Lantignie - red - 2018 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
“The ample wine, dark ruby cherry-scented, with soft tannins comes from an alluvial soil called “les grands cras” south of the cru Morgon, an altitude of 250 meters. It is refined in bottles in the spring.” Jean Marc Burgaud
Jean-Marc Burgaud is based in Villie-Morgon, in the heart of the most celebrated of the crus. He began working here in 1989, when he had a hectare each in Beaujolais Villages, Regine and Morgon. Now he's got 17.5 hectares, with 4.5 ha in Beaujolais Villages, a hectare in Regnie, and the rest in Morgon, including a sizeable 8 hectares of Côte du Py.
Burgaud’s wines are quite structured and yet they avoid being overpowering or too extracted. He works in quite a reductive way which sets up the wines nicely for some ageing.
From: France, Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village
Vineyard’s age: 60 years
Vinification: maceration of the whole grapes for 10 days