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Terres Dorées Morgon Côte du Py-Javernières

$39.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Morgon, Beaujolais, France
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: 100% Gamay

Terres Dorées Morgon Côte du Py-Javernières is 100% Gamay from a one-hectare parcel in the Javernières lieu-dit at the foot of the famed Côte du Py hill, noted for the iron-rich clay component of its sandy granite soils. The vines in this bottling range from 50 to 100 years old and are farmed sustainably and harvested by hand. As for all Terres Dorées wines, the vinification is traditional Burgundian: the bunches are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts and without sulfur in concrete tank. The maceration lasts about 4 weeks. The wine is aged in concrete for 6-8 months and bottled with light, non-sterile filtration, and minimal sulfur. A taut, structured wine that will demand a little patience, even in this giving vintage. Offering up aromas of plums, red berries, sweet spices, and licorice, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep, and vibrant, with powdery tannins and tangy acids.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Plum, Blackberry, Red Berries

BODY

Full-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

ALCOHOL

12-13%

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Louis/Dressner Selections

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Terres Dorées Morgon Côte du Py-Javernières

Terres Dorées Morgon Côte du Py-Javernières is 100% Gamay from a one-hectare parcel in the Javernières lieu-dit at the foot of the famed Côte du Py hill, noted for the iron-rich clay component of its sandy granite soils. The vines in this bottling range from 50 to 100 years old and are farmed sustainably and harvested by hand. As for all Terres Dorées wines, the vinification is traditional Burgundian: the bunches are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts and without sulfur in concrete tank. The maceration lasts about 4 weeks. The wine is aged in concrete for 6-8 months and bottled with light, non-sterile filtration, and minimal sulfur. A taut, structured wine that will demand a little patience, even in this giving vintage. Offering up aromas of plums, red berries, sweet spices, and licorice, it’s medium to full-bodied, deep, and vibrant, with powdery tannins and tangy acids.

About Terres Dorées

Jean-Paul Brun started Terres Dorées in 1979 with a mere 4 hectares of vines in Charnay in the southern Beaujolais, an area that is slightly warmer and more limestone-driven versus the more renowned granite-rich cru villages in the northern Beaujolais. Today, the Charnay estate is around 30 acres, but with an additional 15 hectares farmed in the crus. The farming in Charnay is organic and includes working of the soils; the cru parcels are farmed sustainably and the soils are not worked. Harvest is by hand and of well-ripened but not over-ripened fruit, so alcohol levels are generally modest. Annual Terres Dorées production is around 350,000 bottles, 85-90% of it from estate fruit with the rest of it sourced.

From the beginning, Jean-Paul carved a different path for himself in Beaujolais. Not only does he not chaptalize (a common practice here), but he has also always eschewed the relatively modern technique of carbonic maceration, in favor of traditional Burgundian vinification. His feeling was and remains that the character of Gamay and its varied terroirs is obscured by whole-cluster fermentation, as well as by the use of commercial yeasts and copious sulfur. He has never strayed from that philosophy, continuing to carefully sort and destem his grapes; add no yeast; add no sulfur (until a touch at bottling); allow for several weeks’ maceration; do regular pigeage or punch-downs; and age in a combination of concrete and old oak, varying with vintage and wine.

Jean-Paul is not an adherent or advocate of “natural wine” per se, yet is among the most natural of Beaujolais vignerons, uninterested in trend or fashion but deeply committed to the purity of expression of fruit and site. The individuality of those expressions–the fact that each is a different wine from all of the others–is intentionally emphasized by his choice to label every one of his many bottlings with a completely different label.