2015 Beaujolais

28 Apr 2015 Beaujolais

We’re hot on Beaujolais right now as a region that offers incredible value and quality, and a lot of people haven’t discovered it yet. We think Beaujolais is the “next big thing” in French wine. The 2015 vintage is awesome and we’re excited to see a lot of stars coming into the market in the immediate future. These beauties come from some excellent producers. We have the Burgauds at amazing prices, less than $30 while The Wine Advocate lists them as hovering around $40. Dufaitre is another producer we’ve worked with for years that never fails to deliver. And of course, the Fessy coming in at $10 and scoring 90 points from James Suckling is a win.

“[Burgaud’s] 2015s embrace the opulence of the vintage but step back from excessive alcohol levels and retain impressive freshness, thereby allowing the terroirs to shine through. Prices are extraordinarily reasonable given what is inside the bottle, with even the top cuvées such as “James” and “Javernières” hovering around the forty dollar mark.”
The Wine Advocate

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2015 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon “James,” Cote du Py
On Sale $28.99
Not Yet Reviewed, No Notes Available

2015 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon “Javernieres,” Cote du Py
On Sale $28.99
Not Yet Reviewed, No Notes Available

2015 Dufaitre “Premices” Beaujolais
On Sale $14.99
The Prémices is easy drinking and lighter than the Brouilly and Cotes de Brouilly, but it is anything but a simple wine. The lightness and elegance of this wine is balanced with a healthy dose of minerality and complexity that make this one for serious gamay drinkers.
Winemaker’s Notes

2015 Domaine Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes
On Sale $9.99
Juicy and soft with lovely berry character and hints of bark. Stones, too. Medium-bodied, fresh and clean. Drink now.
90 Points, James Suckling

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2014 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon “James,” Cote du Py
On Sale $26.99
The 2014 Morgon Côte de Py James underwent a 14-day maceration and is matured in exactly the same barrel formation as the Javernières, even bottled the same day. The only difference is that these vines are located towards the top of the hill. It has a luscious black cherry, cassis and fig-scented bouquet that is outgoing and vivacious. The palate displays very fine substance, more weight in the mouth than the Javernières with layers of pure, salted licorice-tinged dark cherry fruit fanning out on the finish. This is a superb wine from Jean-Marc.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2014 Jean Marc Burgaud Morgon “Javernieres,” Cote du Py
On Sale $26.99
The 2014 Morgon Côte de Py Javernières, which comes from the east side of the vineyard on more sedimentary soils, was bottled in mid-December after 12 months in 5-year-old 228- and 350-liter barrels. It has a lively bouquet with kirsch, maraschino cherries, soy and orange sorbet – lively and outgoing for a Morgon. The palate is medium-bodied with silky, smooth tannin. The acidity is nicely judged with layers of blueberry and creme de cassis, seductive and almost lascivious like a 2015 on the finish. One of the more opulent 2014 Morgons by far.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate