The grapes come from 24.7 acres of traditional Gobelet trellised vineyards with vines more than 50 years old. Harvesting of this wine is conducted manually, in whole bunches and the grapes are de-stemmed before pressing. Semi-carbonic maceration and malolactic fermentation takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. This wine sees zero oak.
Overlooked by Mont du Py, the plots of "roche pourrie" (rotten rock) made up of very ancient schist and eruptive rock are shared between 6 very distinct named vineyards or ‘climats', the most famous of which is Côte du Py. The long slope of the Côte du Py has produced this well structured wine that’s full, dry, tannic and will only become better with age. It is concentrated in both structure and in rich black-plum fruits.
Serve as an accompaniment to assertive cheeses and charcuterie or alongside ahi tuna, ham, or roast chicken.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Morgon
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.50 g/l
ACIDITY: 5.43 g/l
2015: 91 Pts - 'Editor's Choice' -Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2017
2015: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2016
2015: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Oct 2016
2014: 89 Pts - Wine Advocate #219, June 2015
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2015