Anthony Thevenet, Morgon 2017
A brooding yet fresh Morgon with lovely aromatics. Deep and concentrated Beaujolais.
Fruit sourced from organically farmed sites in Morgon, one of the most highly regarded Beaujolais Crus. Typically wines produced here are dark fruited, brooding and long lived, with elegance similar to that found in Burgundy, just to the north. Thevenet works with carbonic maceration and minimal SO2 to preserve fruit character in his wines, all of which are then bottled without fining or filtration.
Wine: ANTHONY THEVENET Morgon 2017
Producer: Anthony Thevenet
Region/Country: Morgon, Beaujolais, France
Production Method: Natural
Style: Dark and brooding yet with great freshness
Pairing Suggestion: Game, Sausiccon
Profile: Gamay has been best known for producing fresh and fruity wines for early consumption. This is now changing, with the natural wine movement in Beaujolais, and more producers placing more emphasis on high quality production meaning Gamay has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts. Wines now show racy acidity alongside richness of fruit and clear minerality. Plantings are increasing outside of France, with producers in Australia, New Zealand and USA producing wines in a range of styles.
Classic Regions: Beaujolais, Loire Valley (France), Yarra Valley (Australia), Central Otago (New Zealand), USA
Anthony Thevenet’s interpretation of Beaujolais is a unique combination of wines from decades past and today’s trend of voluptuously fruity, early-drinking renditions with a serious edge. After cutting his teeth in the cellar of Georges Descombes, one of the local veterans of natural winemaking, followed by five years as the right hand man of Jean Foillard, one of the true luminaries of Beaujolais, he went out on his own.