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Chateau des Jacques Morgon Cote de Py 2015

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£32.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Once a place to rest along the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela, Chateau des Jacques was purchased by Maison Louis Jadot in 1996 and is today a beautiful property in the village of Romanèche-Thorins including famous vineyards mainly in Moulin-A-Vent, Morgon and Fleurie. Winemaker Cyril Chirouze has been in charge since 2007, bar a stint working in Marsannay, which perhaps contributed to the wines moving ever closer in style to the Côte de Nuits. With destemming, long macerations, new oak and extended élevage.

The House of Louis Jadot has been producing exceptional Burgundy wines since its founding in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. For the past 150 years Louis Jadot has continued as one of the great names of Burgundy and has gained international reputation for its superb red and white Burgundy wines. Louis Jadot is not only one of the largest producers of estate Burgundies of the Cote d'Or, it is one of the most celebrated exporters of premium Burgundies, owning close to 140 acres of vineyards from 24 of the most prestigious sites in Burgundy.

Vineyard & Location: An emblematic terroir composed of bluish rocks derived from an underwater volcano and whose origins are even more ancient than the pink granite of Moulin à Vent. The Beaujolais vineyard is situated in the Southern part of the Burgundy region. There are 22 000 hectares (55 000 acres) of vineyards planted in this area. The vineyard is situated in Villié-Morgon.

Vinification & Maturation: Harvesting is done by hand. As soon as they are picked, the grapes are transported in small bins straight to the winery. A vibrating table separates the healthy grapes from the raisined berries and insects that are always found in vineyards that are managed naturally. Triage follows in order to ensure that only the very best grapes are vinified. Then, before they are tipped into a fermentation tank, the grapes pass through a destemmer that carefully removes each grape from its stalk. The Château des Jacques was among the first properties in Beaujolais to use this technique, which permits the winemaker to macerate the grapes for a long time without risk of extracting green tannins from the stems. Over the course of 10 months, the wines grow and develop in the 'cocoon' of oak casks contained within the 17th-century cellar.

Weather in 2015: The Beaujolais region endured some typical seasonal temperatures and several episodes of snow, some of which even fell on the plain (as well as on the higher hills). The arrival of spring coincided with the return of some sunshine and a bit of drought, which led to budbreak at the start of April. April and May were notable for their low rainfall and some record heat spikes. As a result, the vines saw some rapid growth, with not a trace of powdery or downy mildew, and flowering took place in ideal conditions at the start of June. The arrival of summer was marked by the first heatwave of the year. This precocious ripening was a strong suggestion that harvest would take place in August, for the fourth time since the start of the current century. The torrid heat of summer was interrupted at the start of August, which saw the arrival of some slightly cooler weather and, even more importantly, some rainfall. This allowed the vines to finish their ripening in more or less ideal conditions.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Côte du Py
Region: Burgundy
Sub region: Beaujolais
Grape Varieties: 100% Gamay
Alcohol: 15%
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: The 2015 Morgon Côte du Py is a deep, brooding wine, unfurling in the glass with notes of spicy dark fruits, baking chocolate and rich soil tones. On the palate, it's full-bodied, super concentrated and powerful, with lovely acids, fine-grained tannins and a rich but vibrant finish. - Tasted by William Kelley
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Expert Reviews
93+/100
William Kelley
“The 2015 Morgon Côte du Py is a deep, brooding wine, unfurling in the glass with notes of spicy dark fruits, baking chocolate and rich soil tones. On the palate, it's full-bodied, super concentrated and powerful, with lovely acids, fine-grained tannins and a rich but vibrant finish. While it's atypically imposing and large-scaled, it's a very persuasive rendition of the balmy, dry 2015 vintage, and it looks likely to handsomely repay cellaring.”
92/100
Roger Voss
“Owned by Beaune merchant Louis Jadot, this cru estate produces some impressive wines. While its alcohol is excessive for a Beaujolais, it wears its power well. The black plum fruit and tannins from wood aging that are still very present will soften over the next year to give a rich generous wine with a style that is Burgundian rather than traditional Beaujolais. Drink from 2018”
91/100
The Wine Spectator
“A rich, concentrated style, displaying blackberry compote, dark chocolate and plum sauce flavors, edged with sweet spice and smoky details. Firm, integrated tannins and solid acidity lend ample structure through the licorice-tinged finish.”