Jean Marc Burgaud Cote du Py 2019 Morgon Beaujolais
A traditionally made style of Morgon, this has more structure and depth than many of the more fashionable natural winemakers' wines in the area, with the bloody tannins of gamay grown on volcanic soils, with a spicy and brooding palate more reminiscent of the northern Rhone than Burgundy. The C™te du Py is one of the few outcrops of schist and decomposed blue rock in Beaujolais, the other being Cote de Brouilly. Burgaud owns seven hectares on the slope, making him the largest owner of vines on this famous hill. All the grapes were fermented as whole bunches, which Jean-Marc refers to as 'sŽmi maceration carbonique', then aged in concrete - no oak here - until bottling. A terrific wine for the dinner table, this also has the stuffing to age for up to a decade, and possibly beyond (but we've never managed to keep our hands off it for long enough to find out).