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"The James wine is a single vineyard selection that comes from a small plot near the Cross at the top of the Côte du Py."
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: 100% Gamay.
Tasting notes: "The 2020 Morgon Côte du Py is one of the region's most dependable classics, unfurling in the glass with notes of cassis, sweet berry fruit, spices and rose petals. Medium to full-bodied, ample and layered, with lively acids, powdery tannins and a seamless, complete profile, it concludes with a long, mouthwatering finish." William Kelley
Expert rating: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94/100
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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