2013 Stéphane Aviron Morgon "Cote du Py" Vieilles Vignes (Previously $20.00)

SKU #1235525 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2013 Morgon Côte de Py Vieilles Vignes has a straight-forward blackcurrant and raspberry-scented bouquet with just a faint touch of banana skin. The palate follows in a similar vein, not complicated, but balanced and easy drinking. I might have wanted something more cerebral from a Côte de Py, but it has an easy-going charm and should drink well over the next four or five years, even if I have no qualms about uncorking a bottle now. (NM)  (6/2015)

Wine Spectator

 Juicy, ripe cherry and blackberry flavors are accented with dried herb, smoke and anise notes in this light-bodied red. Lip-smacking acidity and light, dusty tannins add good structure through the floral, minerally finish. (GS)  (2/2016)

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By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/7/2016 | Send Email
Aviron's portfolio of Cru Beaujolais are a great reflection of the amazing expression of the terroir. These wines are a great reminder on and how totally enjoyable a good Beaujolais can be and are accessibly priced for everyday drinking this Spring! The Morgon Cote Du Py is the shining star of the line-up with a fragrant, pretty nose backed with structure and delicious fruit that is drinking beautifully tonight, but could definitely be held onto for the next 5 years. It's a lovely wine, just chill and enjoy.

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Gamay

- Ah, poor, oft-maligned Gamay. Once widely planted in Burgundy, today the grape is largely confined to Beaujolais. The varietal, officially called Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc is vigorous, early-ripening and can grow in cooler climates. The grapes naturally high acidity, low tannins and low potential alcohol lends itself to exuberant, fruity wines, ranging from the early-release Beaujolais Nouveau, to the more serious Cru Beaujolais from villages like Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent and St-Amour that are steadily gaining in popularity (and can age remarkably well). Outside of Beaujolais, Gamay is also grown in small amounts around the Loire where it is called Anjou Gamay and Gamay de Touraine. It is also grown in Burgundy's Côte Chalonnaise where it is blended with Pinot Noir, as it is in Switzerland.
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France

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Beaujolais

- Region in east central France, often considered a part of Burgundy, but really quite distinct. The principal grape grown here is Gamay Noir. Familiar to many as the source of the Beaujolais Nouveau, the first wine of the vintage, Beaujolais is often fresh, fruity and very appealing red wine. Besides the straight Beaujolais, there is also Beaujolais Villages, and what is known as Cru Beaujolais. The 10 individual Crus, such as Moulin à Vent, Brouilly, Fleurie, Julienas, St. Amour and Chénas, each have their own character, and much more depth than someone who has only tried a simple Beaujolais could ever guess. These often represent value-priced, lovely, food-friendly wines.