2017 Laurent Perrachon Morgon «Côte du Py»

2017 Laurent Perrachon Morgon «Côte du Py»

Johan Axlund

"Dark berry notes on the nose, really textural wine.The quality and length are amazing."

Johan Axlund

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Johan Axlund

"Dark berry notes on the nose, really textural wine.The quality and length are amazing."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $50.00 per bottle40% OFF

$29.99

(buy 6 or more)

$30.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $7.75 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Inarguably the finest wine from organic Beaujolais producer Laurent Perrachon.

Sourced from the famous Cote du Py, this is the pointy end of Cru Beaujolais. That means convincing red fruit, a whisper of meatiness, this lovely fragrance and real tannins.

For so long great Beaujolais has been passed over for more expensive Burgundy. This is the sort of wine to change minds...

Expert Reviews

92 Points - James SucklingBlueberry and berry-pastry aromas here with a wealth of violets and smoky baking spices in the background. The palate has cassis and blue-fruit flavors with impressive length.

Tech stuff

Gamay
Laurent Perrachon
Beaujolais
2017
750ml
13.5%
Cellar to 2020
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

The best of Morgon. Intense colour, ambitious, long lasting aromas. Hints of kirsch, peppery notes, ideal for rich meals with complex flavors like duck with peaches, and game.

How was it made?

Wine making process : Destemmed at least 50 %. Fermentation between 15 to18 days. Daily punch-down and pumping-over / 2 punching down at the end of the fermentation. Ageing : 12 months in french aoks and blending 3 months in big casks before bottling / light filtration. 2017 will be remembered as a year heavily touched by the vagaries of the climate, with ,violent hailstorms at the beginning of the summer (where we had been touched in Moulin à Vent, Chénas and Fleurie), and widespread drought. Welcome rainfall on the day of the harvest brought a freshness that had been lacking up to that point. It enabled optimum maturity to be attained in those parcels most severely aected by hydric stress, allowing the Gamay grapes to express their full fruitiness and aromatic potential. The vines were not subject to disease in 2017, and even though their tongues were hanging out a little due to the lack of water, their sanitary condition was perfect, and the grapes that were brought in were of excellent quality - concentrated and with superb acidic balance. The thick, dense grape skins, together with the incidence of shot berries and modest proportions of juice, guaranteed magnificent levels of concentration. First tastings reveal wines that are perfectly balanced between acidity, fruit and tannins. As the vine roots needed to plunge even deeper into the earth to find their nourishment, it would appear that this year more than ever the remarkable terroirs excel in their expression. Whilst it is still a little early to define with precision, the 2017 vintage is already showing itself to be of immense quality. The vintage was compared to 2015 but the first juices confirm it, but definitely with more crispness, more elegance.

Who made it?

Laurent Perachon is Beaujolais. The Julienas history mentions the Perrachon name in 1601. The Perrachon family acquired the domain of la Bottière, in Juliénas, in 1877. Then came the Domaine des Perelles on the Romanèche-Thorins territory, at the feet of the Moulin-à-Vent hills. The Domaine des Mouilles, now the heart of the Perrachon operations, was acquired in 1989. It is the heart of the Julienas appellation, benefiting from the best exposure and the best soils. Recently, Perrachon added smaller parcels in Chénas, Fleurie, and Saint Amour. Now, the harvest covers six appellations: Julienas of course, but also Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Chenas and our latest addition, Saint-Amour. This makes us the independent winemaker in Beaujolais with the most comprehensive list of crus. Both red and rose wines come from a single varietal - Gamay. Vines are pruned short, in "goblet" and "Cordon de Royat". Part of the property is planted with very old vines, 80 to 100 years old. Perrachone also have a rare white Beaujolais made of achardonnay, the traditional varietal of the great white Burgundies. Here, the harvest is still done by hand. Traditional Burgundy winemaking techniques are combined with the carbonic maceration typical of Beaujolais. Fermenting lasts 6 to 8 days for "Villages" up to 18 days for "Terroirs selections". The wines are then maturing slowly in the 1702 cellar, to the bottling, starting around Easter.

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Kamil Narayan

Senior Wine Advisor

I love experimenting with wines and encourage our Wine Collective members to try something different all the time. It’s amazing how the same grape variety from 2 different regions made by 2 different wine makers can taste so different. Some wines can be enjoyed on their own while others are better with food. If we all liked the same thing we’d be pretty boring.