Jean-Marc Burgaud, Morgon Côte du Py Javernières, Burgundy, France, 2014 (Gamay) through Merchant of Wine.

Jean-Marc Burgaud, Morgon Côte du Py Javernières, Burgundy, France, 2014 (Gamay)

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Overview of the Wine
Jean-Marc Burgaud founded his domaine in 1989. 19 hectares total -13 ha in Morgon, 5 ha in Beaujolais Villages, and 1 ha in Regnie. Jean-Marc has said that this is the maximum for him, it's possible to grow bigger, it's important to stay precise. Using traditional methods of viticulture, eschewing the using of chemical fertilizers or insecticides, respecting the land, plowing the soil, harvesting by hand, Jean-Marc does not care about being certified organic, but follows what needs to be done to grow the finest grapes. 

He likes to get his hands dirty, and spends 80% of his time in the vineyard and the cellar. 65% of his sales are export, which he is happy about. 'It's important that if you write your name on the label that you work in the vineyard,' he says. 'I have two employees but I work with them.'

Burgaudâs wines are quite structured and yet they avoid being overpowering or too extracted. He works in quite a reductive way, and young these wines can show a bit of matchstick/mineral/spice reduction, but this sets them up nicely for some ageing. I really loved his 2014s, which show a sense of place. The Côte du Py Javernières, which has the most alluvial soils in this climate, is sensational, as is the special bottling called Jamesâ, which is from the top of the south side.

Grape / Blend

Beaujolais, Burgundy, France

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
This 2014 Javernières cuvée has great complexity with its aging in oak barrels and has great  aging potential.

This Morgon  cuvée from the Jean Marc Burgaud estate comes from old Gamay vines  located on the famous  Côte du Py and its terroir of schists, decomposing rock, rich in iron oxide and manganese. The wine is conventional. 

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 
The 2014 Morgon Côte de Py Javernières, which comes from the east side of the vineyard on more sedimentary soils, was bottled in mid-December after 12 months in 5-year-old 228- and 350-liter barrels. It has a lively bouquet with kirsch, maraschino cherries, soy and orange sorbet – lively and outgoing for a Morgon. The palate is medium-bodied with silky, smooth tannin. The acidity is nicely judged with layers of blueberry and creme de cassis, seductive and almost lascivious like a 2015 on the finish. One of the more opulent 2014 Morgons by far.

Product size: 750ml
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