Domaine de Javerniere Morgon Cote du Py 2018 - Burgundy, France
93/100 Robert Parker
91/100 Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast
91/100 Antonio Galloni
Robert Parker “It unfolds in the glass with a complex bouquet (...) fine tannins, excellent concentration and a long penetrating finish!"
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast “From the top vineyard site in Morgon, this wine has structure and plenty of fine tannins. Ripe black fruits are still developing through the structure of this rich wine.”
Drinks International "One of the “Ten Most Admired Wine Brands” in the world."
Wine Advocate “Georges Duboeuf is the #1 selling brand of Beaujolais in the world”
This wine is from a small one-hectare plot situated below the Côte du Py in the locality of Javernières. Winemaker Jean-Paul Brun has achieved outstanding reviews for several of his wines, including a 95 score from Decanter for his 2013 Terres Dorées Chardonnay Classic.
This wine is produced by Les Vins Georges Duboeuf which is one of the largest wine producers in France founded by the late Georges Duboeuf who was affectionately known as 'le roi du Beaujolais' (the king of Beaujolais) or sometimes pape du Beaujolais (Pope of Beaujolais). Les Vins Georges Duboeuf produces a staggering 3 million cases of wine annually. The company is most well-known for its popularization and production of Beaujolais wines. In 2018 Georges’ passed control of his company to his son Franck Duboeuf, who is considered to be one of the key specialists in Beaujolais, its terroir and its wine, and has shifted production to focus more on Beaujolais Nouveau.
Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France in the southern part of Burgundy, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region. The widespread plantings of Gamay here make Beaujolais one of the few regions of the world to be so focused on a single grape variety.
In some vintages, Beaujolais produces more wine than the Burgundy wine regions of Chablis, Côte d'Or, Côte Chalonnaise and Mâconnais put together.
Gamay is a grape variety that is most famous for producing the light, fruit-driven red wines of Beaujolais. While the variety offers fresh, red-fruit and candied aromas, it typically delivers little in the way of flavor concentration and body weight, giving light, simple wines.