2021 Jean-Paul & Charly Thevenet Morgon Vielles Vignes, Beaujolais, France

2021 Jean-Paul & Charly Thevenet Morgon Vielles Vignes, Beaujolais, France



Completely unlike the quaffing nouveau, and the standard easy drinking Beaujolais Village wines that have permeated the American markets for years, our Beaujolais offerings are a “completely different animal” – very specific terroir driven estate wines from single vineyard sites that will be best with at least 5-10 years of cellaring…..and can actually age longer!! They deserve a place in every serious collector’s cellar. In fact, you should make it a point to include this region, which lies closer to the Rhone Valley than Burgundy, in any of your travel plans.

We just scored a couple of cases of the very rare 2021 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vielles Vignes (Old Vines)…..only about 2,000 cases are produced, but little gets into the US market.    Below is a list of all the pertinent bullets!  I know if you like Pinot Noir and Burgs this is going to have great appeal to you.


Morgon Gamay 70 yrs Decomposed Granite, Sand 4.85 ha
* “ha” = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres


• Old-vines with naturally low yields
• Made from two parcels of vines, one 45 years old and the other 110 years old (planted before World War I)
• Biodynamic methodology (aeration of the soil, herbal influsions, natural composts, cover crops, planting in accordance with the lunar calendar) used to stimulate the natural immune system of the vine
• Manually harvested, as late as possible to achieve maximum ripeness
• Rigorous sorting of the grapes
• Indigenous yeasts only to start fermentation
• Long fermentations in cement cuve, with whole clusters, for 15-25 days at low temperatures to allow for longest skin contact possible
• Wines aged on fine lees in 5-7 year-old oak Burgundian barrels for 6-8 months
• Punchdowns occur only at the end of the vinification process
• No fining or filtration


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