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Morgon Côte du Py by Jean-Marc Burgaud 2014

Morgon Côte du Py

by Jean-Marc Burgaud 2014

Producer : Jean-Marc Burgaud

Region : Beaujolais (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, White Meat

Tasting Notes

"Deep ruby. Sappy cherry and dark berries on the powerfully scented nose; hints of floral pastilles and exotic spices build in the glass. Highly energetic and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining black raspberry and candied rose flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Takes a turn to darker fruits on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with impressive tenacity and echoing florality."

93 points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media, June 2016

Specs

Bottles Per Case 12 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Jean-Marc Burgaud
Region Beaujolais (France), France (France)
Alcohol 13% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2014
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 100% Gamay
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, White Meat
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $359.40

The Producer

Jean-Marc Burgaud

Domaine Jean-Marc Burgaud began in 1989 and has slowly explanded to 19 hectares of vines; 13 hectares in the Beaujolais cru Morgon, 1 hectare of vines planted in the cru Régnié, and 5 hectares in Beaujolais Villages. Of the 13 hectares in Morgon, 8 hectares of vines lie on the hillside of Côte de Py where the youngest vines still average over 50 years in age. Before founding his domaine, Jean-Marc obtained his diploma in oenology and winegrowing, but his teaching began long before that. Born into a family of generations of wine growers, Jean-Marc learned the importance of working the vines by hand and traditional vinification techniques in the cellar by the age of 22.

In the vineyards, Jean-Marc follows the rhythm of the seasons, applies organic principles, and respects his family’s traditions when nurturing the vines. All vineyard work is done by hand and horse, the vines are densely planted and have been farmed using organic principles for over 10 years. He believes that to make a ‘grand vin’, the vigneron has to know his terroirs and how to farm to obtain the most beautiful grapes as possible and it is from this harmony that ‘grandes bouteilles’ are born.

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