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.
Pale ruby-purple colour, aromas are attractive, recalling red cherries, with a fresh, floral tone. Palate is very finely textured, expressive and rounded. There is vibrant, concentrated, red berry fruitiness, and a long, refreshing finish (for drinking 2021-2024+).