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Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon Côte du Py 2020


This wine offers a shiny purple color. Complex fruity and floral aromas of black cherry, cassis, kirsch, with notes of spices. Full-bodied, rich and structured, with firm tannins and a persistent finish. It has very good aging potential.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The grapes come from a 17.3-acre south-facing Estate vineyard, with vines more than 50 years old. Harvesting of this wine is conducted manually, in whole bunches, and the grapes are destemmed before pressing. Semi-carbonic maceration lasts between 10 to 12 days, with malolactic fermentation taking place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats between 82.4° F – 86° F (28 – 30° C).

Interesting Fact
Nicole Descombes Savoye, known as “the Queen of Beaujolais” took over running the winery and vineyards when her parents passed away in 1993 (Nicole’s father, Jean Ernst, was considered one of the great winemakers of the region). Descombes is the first grower that Georges Duboeuf started working with when he started Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in 1968.

Serving Hints

A versatile wine, this Cote du Py is ideal served on its own, or with dishes like red meats, roasted duck breast, and aged cheese.

Producer: Jean Ernest Descombes
Region: A.O.C. Beaujolais
Cru: Morgon
Country: France
Wine Composition: 100% Gamay
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Total Acidity: 5.27 G/L
Residual Sugar: 1.3 G/L
pH: 3.56

Press Highlights

2020: 92 Pts - James Suckling, Dec 2021
2020: 91 Pts 'Editor's Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2022
2019: 92 Pts - James Suckling, April 2021
2019: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2021
2019: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2021
2018: 94-95 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2019
2018: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Apr 2019
2017: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2019
2017: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2019
2016: 93 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2018
2016: 91 Pts ‘Cellar Selection’ - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2018

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