2014 Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes, Morgon (1.5L)

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Country: France
Region: Beaujolais
Sub-Region: Morgon
Grape Varietal: Gamay
Review Score: 92RAS

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Pure, vibrant and intense. Rich, full and long.

92 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Mar 2016)

Jean-Paul and three other local vignerons, Marcel Lapierre, Guy Breton, and Jean Foillard, soon took up the torch of this “natural wine” movement. Kermit dubbed this clan the Gang of Four, and the name has stuck ever since. These rebels called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. These techniques allow the character of Morgon to express itself naturally, without any cosmetic surgery: rustic and spicy yet also refreshing and loaded with the minerality of the granitic vineyards.

Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant