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EPI0619RWJE
L'Epicurieux
Morgon, Hey Joe Jeroboam
2019
Beaujolais
Vin Methode Nature
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

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Most famous for Beaujolais Nouveau – a wine bottle only a few weeks after fermentation and drank on the 3rd Thursday of November – Beaujolais is an intriguing wine region. Whilst technically part of the Rhone commune it is more often than not considered part of Burgundy. Reds here are made from 100% Gamay. Gamay produces light, fresh and floral red wines, similar in style to Pinot Noir. Most Beaujolais is produced using semi-carbonic maceration in which the grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment. This releases lots of colour and bright fruit characters without much tannic structure. Much of Beaujolais is granite with outcrops of schist in part of Morgon or Andesites in the Cote de Brouilly. In the Auvergne, gamay is planted on basalts and in the Côtes Roannaise there is again granite.

Growing up around the vineyards of SW France in 2006 Sébastien set off to work on offshore oilrigs. It was in 2011, when back in France, that he met and fell for Charlotte Congretel whose family-owned vines in Régnie. They soon had a son and returning for good to dry land Sébastien committed to their 2.5-hectare project L'Epicurieux, in 2015. 2016 saw them complete their first whole vintage. Training under the much-revered Julien Sunier, he subsequently acquired parcels in Morgon (next to Guy Breton's old vines) and Régnie. Farming is organic, fermentation is on wild yeasts and now winemaking takes place without the addition of any sulphur. Whilst the Domaine is yet young Sébastien is moving towards biodynamic certification and has recently acquired the new French natural wine certification "Vin Methode Nature". All wines are vinified the same way to really express the difference in the soils.

Tasting note: Cooked forest fruits, with intense concentrated crème de cassis, backed by a chalky freshness. Subtle floral notes of pink, even white roses. Very compact and structured, needs time open. Big, fairly young tannins with elegant, delicate fruit at the back of it. Raspberry, watermelon and rose water on the finish.
Winemaking Detail: Organic farming; with biodynamic principles. 100% whole-cluster carbonic maceration for 15-16 day in open concrete vats with wild yeasts. Gentle pressing. Blending of free run juice with Press juice and then 8 month aging. Bottled with no suphur. Unfined and unfiltered.
Features Forest fruits Blackcurrant Roses Floral Grippy

Features Blackcurrant, Floral, Forest fruits, Grippy, Roses, Structured,
Tasting note Cooked forest fruits, with intense concentrated crème de cassis, backed by a chalky freshness. Subtle floral notes of pink, even white roses. Very compact and structured, needs time open. Big, fairly young tannins with elegant, delicate fruit at the back of it. Raspberry, watermelon and rose water on the finish.
Drink with
Fillet steak, Hoisin duck, Lamb Kofte,

Wine details

Country France
Region Beaujolais
Producer L'Epicurieux
Wine Name Morgon
Colour Red
Style Dry & Classic
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Gamay
Other Grapes
Size 1 x 300cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 3000
Aging 8 months
Soil Pink granite
Time to drink Now - 2027
Winemaking Detail Organic farming, with biodynamic principles. 100% whole-cluster carbonic maceration for 15-16 day in open concrete vats with wild yeasts. Gentle pressing. Blending of free run juice with Press juice and then 8 month aging. Bottled with no suphur. Unfined and unfiltered.

EPI0619RWJE
L'Epicurieux
Morgon, Hey Joe Jeroboam
2019
Beaujolais
Vin Methode Nature
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur
Vegan

Most famous for Beaujolais Nouveau – a wine bottle only a few weeks after fermentation and drank on the 3rd Thursday of November – Beaujolais is an intriguing wine region. Whilst technically part of the Rhone commune it is more often than not considered part of Burgundy. Reds here are made from 100% Gamay. Gamay produces light, fresh and floral red wines, similar in style to Pinot Noir. Most Beaujolais is produced using semi-carbonic maceration in which the grapes are fermented in a carbon dioxide rich environment. This releases lots of colour and bright fruit characters without much tannic structure. Much of Beaujolais is granite with outcrops of schist in part of Morgon or Andesites in the Cote de Brouilly. In the Auvergne, gamay is planted on basalts and in the Côtes Roannaise there is again granite.

Growing up around the vineyards of SW France in 2006 Sébastien set off to work on offshore oilrigs. It was in 2011, when back in France, that he met and fell for Charlotte Congretel whose family-owned vines in Régnie. They soon had a son and returning for good to dry land Sébastien committed to their 2.5-hectare project L'Epicurieux, in 2015. 2016 saw them complete their first whole vintage. Training under the much-revered Julien Sunier, he subsequently acquired parcels in Morgon (next to Guy Breton's old vines) and Régnie. Farming is organic, fermentation is on wild yeasts and now winemaking takes place without the addition of any sulphur. Whilst the Domaine is yet young Sébastien is moving towards biodynamic certification and has recently acquired the new French natural wine certification "Vin Methode Nature". All wines are vinified the same way to really express the difference in the soils.

Tasting note: Cooked forest fruits, with intense concentrated crème de cassis, backed by a chalky freshness. Subtle floral notes of pink, even white roses. Very compact and structured, needs time open. Big, fairly young tannins with elegant, delicate fruit at the back of it. Raspberry, watermelon and rose water on the finish.
Winemaking Detail: Organic farming; with biodynamic principles. 100% whole-cluster carbonic maceration for 15-16 day in open concrete vats with wild yeasts. Gentle pressing. Blending of free run juice with Press juice and then 8 month aging. Bottled with no suphur. Unfined and unfiltered.
Features Forest fruits Blackcurrant Roses Floral Grippy

Features Blackcurrant, Floral, Forest fruits, Grippy, Roses, Structured,
Tasting note Cooked forest fruits, with intense concentrated crème de cassis, backed by a chalky freshness. Subtle floral notes of pink, even white roses. Very compact and structured, needs time open. Big, fairly young tannins with elegant, delicate fruit at the back of it. Raspberry, watermelon and rose water on the finish.
Drink with
Fillet steak, Hoisin duck, Lamb Kofte,

Wine details

Country France
Region Beaujolais
Producer L'Epicurieux
Wine Name Morgon
Style Dry & Classic
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Gamay
Other Grapes
Size 1 x 300cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 12%
Production 3000
Aging 8 months
Soil Pink granite
Time to drink Now - 2027
Winemaking Detail Organic farming, with biodynamic principles. 100% whole-cluster carbonic maceration for 15-16 day in open concrete vats with wild yeasts. Gentle pressing. Blending of free run juice with Press juice and then 8 month aging. Bottled with no suphur. Unfined and unfiltered.