Grape: 100% Gamay
Region: France> Beaujolais> Morgon> Cote du Py.
Notes: Biodynamic. Aged 12 months in new and used oak before release.
The Morgon Côte du Py is Stéphane Aviron’s most structured, earthy wine, and can age wonderfully for as much as ten years. The grapes are sourced from the slopes of an 1150-foot inactive volcano that is regarded as one of the top terroirs in all of Beaujolais. Vines face due south on a well pitched hillside of pour sandy soil.
The Wine Advocate
Author: William Kelley
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
"Offering up aromas of cassis, dark cherries, pencil lead and baking chocolate, the 2016 Morgon Côte du Py Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and firm, with a chewy finish that will demand some patience. It's a sterner, more structural wine than the version from Jean-Marc Burgaud, who is Aviron's source for this bottling."
Grade: 90+ points