Morgon Cote de Py Julia Thevenet 2020

Morgon Cote du Py
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Morgon Cote de Py Julia Thevenet, organic and natural wine, warm vintage, a rich and opulent Gamay from an amazing vineyard with 90 year old vines of Gamay.  The oils in this superb vineyard are crumbling granite.  The vines are now very old and this is the last vintage before many are replanted as they barely yield any fruit.  But that frit is exceptional quality with yields under 30 hectolitres per hectare in the 2020 vintage.  This means the wine has depth, intensity and style.  It has dark berry aromas, a soft full palate for Beaujolais, the finish has a note of piquancy.  Superb and delicious Morgon.  It will age well.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Natural, Organic
Producer Anthony Thevenet
Country France
Region Beaujolais, France
Vintage 2020
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Gamay
Terroir Granite
Alcohol 13% abv
Total Sulphur 20 mg/litre
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 12 years
Food Matching Blue Cheese, Charcuterie, Red Meat, Rich Sauces

Anthony Thevenet is a young winemaker who has only been producing since 2013, but in those few years his wines have really made a splash.

He was only recently studying viticulture at school, while working part time for natural wine pioneer Georges Descombes. This was his first experience of learning about natural wine production.  An experience extended under the tutelage of Jean Foillard.

While Thévenet may be new to the scene, his family certainly is not. His great grandfather worked the vines here, as did his grandfather, from whom he inherited his first two hectares (to which he also recently added a hectare in the Côte Du Py). Some of his vines are 150 years old, standing like historical monuments to his family’s proud history.

One of the plots has been there for a century and produces magnificent wine. Forming on  terroir which is largely of iron-rich sand and granite, known as “rotten rocks”. The shallow soil depth has not stopped the vines from adapting to the often arid conditions. With their roots reaching deep to find moisture. Perhaps one of the reasons for this apparent ingenuity on behalf of the plants is the care they receive from Thévenet. Who meticulously tends to them by hand, tilling the soil himself. The soil of Côte Du Py, famous for producing excellent deep red wines, is mostly made up of volcanic rock, schist and blue granite.

Summer here is long and hot, followed by cold winters – perfect for growing Gamay grapes. Anthony Thévenet is one to keep an eye on – he’s just getting started.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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