The Morgon Vieilles Vignes is the top wine from Jean-Paul and Charly Thévenet. It comes from the winery's oldest vines, which have an average age of around seventy years. These grow on soils with granite and decomposed slate.
The Morgon is considered the most powerful of the Beaujolais Crus. The wines are characterized by substance and quite strong tannins for a Beaujolais. Nevertheless, a Morgon always remains a charming red wine, as we know it from this wine-growing region.
Charly Thevenet ferments his Morgon Vieilles Vignes in concrete tanks, then the wine matures for around eight months in used barriques. This gives this profound wine a subtle spice and further increases the already existing aromatic complexity.
The 2022 edition of the Morgon Vieilles Vignes impresses with its aromas of ripe red berries and cherries, it has a hint of natural wine in the scent, is dense on the palate, very long, silky and playful. We would allow it to mature in the bottle until 2025 and then drink it over the next 7-8 years.
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|2025 until 2032+
|13.0% alcohol vol., less than 2.0 g/l residual sugar
|in used barriques
|94/100 Vinous (2015 vintage); 95/100 Jamie Goode (2016 vintage), 94/100 Parker (2017 vintage)
|dry red wine
Produced and bottled by: Domaine Jean-Paul Thevenet, FR-69910 Villié-Morgon
Produced in France - contains sulfites