2017 Jean-Paul Thevenet, "Morgon" Beaujolais, Vieilles Vignes


Press and Tasting Notes


94+ / 100

Thevenet's 2017 Morgon is breathtaking and brilliant! This "Vieilles Vignes" (old vines) is breathtaking and brilliant! These old vines showcase seamless aromas of spice, mineral, blackberry, raspberry, and red ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick

Featured October 18, 2018


"The rise in quality, authenticity and standing of Beaujolais these days begs the question: Who is driving the revival?" Decanter
The answer? 
Jean-Paul Thevenet, "a beacon for characterful, complex Beaujolais." Decanter
Within Beaujolais, there are ten "crus." Jean-Paul Thevenet's "Morgon" is among the finest cru being made today.
We featured Thevenet's 2016 last year. With a string of outstanding Beaujolais vintages, we simply could not feature this stunning 2017. 
We cannot get enough of this gorgeous Gamay!
While most red Burgundies are made from Pinot Noir, red Beaujolais are made from Gamay. A well-made Beaujolais resembles Pinot Noir, but is much richer and more muscular. Unlike Beaujolais Nouveau, which tends to be "playful" and simple, cru Beaujolais - like this "Morgon" - are sophisticated, juicy and downright delicious!
The 2017 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes (old vines) boasts an invigorating amalgam of cassis, pomegranate, raspberry, bitter-sweet herbs, and vibrant mineral shadings. The vines are a minimum of 80 years old offering an expressive red like no other. 
Jean-Paul Thevenet is part of a small group of vignerons - now famously known as The Gang Of Four - who are invoking a return to more traditional winemaking practices. These terroir-driven wines are farmed organically and biodynamically imparting classic Burgundian terroir. 
Enjoy this hearty Beaujolais over the next 5 years and be sure to use it this holiday season from Thanksgiving through New Year's. 
But, don't stop there! 
Enjoy this Gamay all year round with veal, grilled meats, duck, chicken and hearty salads. 
Remember, this is not just any Beaujolais, it is the finest cru Beaujolais!  
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Wine has been made in Burgundy for over 2,000 years.  The monks were responsible for first identifying specific plots of lands as superior to others; this hierarchy later became the basis for the region’s classification system. ... Read More »