Jean-Paul Brun took over from his father at the family domaine in 1979 – in 40 years he has transformed it from a small-holding with 4 hectares of vines alongside cows and sheep, to a 50 hectare property, with a reputation as one of the Beaujolais` pre-eminent traditional domaines. He aims to make wines of beauty and elegance that are true expressions of their Beaujolais terroir, with age-worthy structures. This Morgon Côte du Py has all these qualities. The Côte du Py vineyard is one of Morgon`s prime plots, being east south-east facing, with complex soils of granite, schists and clay. Jean-Paul tends to 1 hectare of 60-year-old vines here, lying in the Javernières subsection. The Gamay grapes are handpicked and destemmed prior to fermentation and ageing in concrete (no oak) for 8 months.
Bright purple-ruby colour, aromas are scented and fragrant, recalling freshly picked black cherries. Palate is full bodied and refined. This has lovely, tightly-concentrated flavours and a precise structure, the finish being crisp and full of finesse. An outstanding Cru Beaujolais (for drinking 2021-2024).