A deep and opulent Gamay from very low-yielding 90 year-old vines. The intensity of these grapes gives the wine a suppleness that belies the powerful dark red fruit flavours. A hint of flowers and light tannins, with a fresh finish. Note: The 2020 is the last release of this cuvée, as the very old vines were recently uprooted and Anthony has replanted the parcel. The next release of this wine will not be for several years and we only have a few bottles of this left, so act fast.
Anthony Thévenet is of the rising stars of Beaujolais, and have gathered global acclaim. The Côte du Py is a round, small but celebrated hill mostly made up of extremely hard schists varying in colour from orange to teal. There is very little topsoil, creating powerful, concentrated wines that are distinct from the more common granite terroir common elsewhere in Morgon. Anthony’s vineyards are on the south side of the hill, on a gentle slope with a warm to hot climate. This special cuvée is named after Anthony’s young daughter.
Vinification: Ninety year-old vines grown on crumbling granite rocky soils. Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo whole bunch carbonic maceration for 30 days with no sulphites or yeasts added. Fermentation for 10 to 15 days in controlled temperature vats with no lees stirring and total malolactic fermentation. Aged for 6-7 months. There is no fining or filtration.
Match it with: Grilled red meats, roasted vegetables, steak frites.
- France, Beaujolais
- Anthony Thévenet
- Ready to Drink And Will Improve