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"This is the most typical wine of this appellation, thanks to its rich soil of blue stones coming from the disintegration of schist."
Tasting notes: Rich nose with inky notes providing complexity to the fruit aromas. Bold and assertive palate with a clean finish.
94/100 Robert Parker
'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.'
The 2020 Morgon Côte du Py represents a blend of six hectares from around the climat, each with its own attributes. It has an intense bouquet of black cherries, black olive and saline notes, all very well defined with wonderful focus. The palate is medium-bodied with silky-smooth tannins, superb mineralité and a harmonious finish featuring black cherries, blueberry, blood orange and citrus fruit, full of nervosité and admirably persistent. Burgaud said that he had been advised to bottle the various plots separately, but I think this blend represents more than the sum of its parts.
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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