2017 Domaine Jean-Michel Dupre "Le Grottier" Morgon

SKU #1408164 94 points James Suckling

 Super fragrant strawberries and perfumed red flowers that lead to an elegant, ethereal palate that delivers in a smooth, fresh and bright mode. Great Morgon. So elegant. Drink or hold.  (1/2019)


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By: Sharon Kelly | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/19/2019 | Send Email
Yet another hit from Jean-Michel Dupre! Beautifully fragrant with wild strawberry and red cherry fruits, and a dash of pepper, this is aged in concrete for 12 months so there is a lot of spirit and freshness in this wine. M.Dupre intervenes as little as possible with the winemaking process, preferring to let the elements do their thing. The result here is pure,unadulterated Gamay. This is the ideal hot summer red to slightly chill and enjoy with a wide range of foods. Try it with anything from BBQ meats, to thai dishes to chicken gyro.

By: Alex Pross | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/16/2019 | Send Email
The Domaine Dupre Morgon "Le Grottier" is a different beast than its brother "Cote du Py." Earthier and more driven, this wine shows a touch more complexity and drive with layers of cracked pepper, blue fruits, suppler tannins, and sweet tobacco notes. A fantastic Morgon that is a steal at only $16.99!!
Top Value! Drink from 2019 to 2025

By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/30/2019 | Send Email
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Put simply, agricultural fruit juice is the basic component of all wine, and the general rule is, the better the juice, the finer the wine. Of course there are other components like cultivated or wild yeasts that play their part during fermentation, but it all starts with good juice. And some of the best, truly juiciest juice comes from the village vineyards in Beaujolais. This lovely Morgon wine even takes its name from the French for ‘sour cherry’, Griottier, and although hardly ‘sour’, carries the cherries in its flavor profile to new heights. Grown on decomposed volcanic schist and blue granite, it displays a wonderful, warm wreath of red fruits and mineral notes, delivering structure and subtly textured tannins that always exemplify a Morgon wine. Highly recommended with a plank of cheeses and charcuterie, this is an amazing value as well!
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By: Andrew Tobin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/27/2019 | Send Email
Another new Dupre offering here at K&L, Jean-Michel makes some of our favorite Beaujolais and our love for his wines has translated to our customers as well. Deep, complex, and infinitely drinkable, these can't afford to be missed. Le Griottier is soft with notes of strawberry., watermelon, the trademark "bubblegum", and rich baking spice blend. The palate is to die for. The stewed strawberry and cherry blends nicely with notes of fresh earth, a bit of a dusty mid palate, and a long and savory finish. Once again Mr. Dupre will be getting my money!

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Varietal:

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.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

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.