Morgon Côte du Py 2017

Stéphane Aviron

Terroir: The Morgon Côte du Py is Stéphane Aviron’s most structured, earthy wine, that is drinkable now and can age wonderfully for as much as ten years. The grapes are sourced from the slopes of an 1150-foot inactive volcano that is regarded as one of the top terroirs in all of Beaujolais. Vines face due south on a well-pitched hillside of volcanic soils with schist and blue stone.

Vinification: Grapes are vinified separately until time for the final blending and bottling. Whole bunches are fermented and then macerated in temperature controlled stainless steel vats for ten days. The wine is aged for 12 months in neutral Burgundy barriques, 228-liter barrels, that are between three and seven years old, to not add any oak characteristics and retain the bright fruit.

Additional Information

Stephane Aviron’s Morgon Cote du Py is Burgundy in every way, witha striking resemblance to a 1er Cru Pinot Noir from the Cote de Nuits. This wine is sim-ply exceptional! The nose is elegant and layered with notes of earth and berry. The wine is rich and very structured with a healthy dose of crushed berry fruit leading to a firm, well structured finish.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Morgon
  • Winemaker: Stéphane Aviron
  • Sustainability: Biodynamic Practices
  • Soil: Sand
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Gamay
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Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Gillian Sciaretta
    Date: Friday, May 1, 2020
    "This light-bodied red shows charm, with an aromatic profile displaying raspberry, peach and spice notes, lined with rose water and mineral flavors. Lingering finish. Drink now through 2024."
  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
    "Aviron's 2017 Morgon Côte du Py Vieilles Vignes is showing very well, unfurling in the glass with a lovely bouquet of cherries, raspberries, smoked meats, dark chocolate and peonies. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with a fleshy core of fruit, fine and powdery tannins and succulent acids, concluding with a nicely defined finish. This is sourced from Jean-Marc Burgaud, and it shares more than a few characteristics with his own Côte du Py bottling in this vintage."

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