Jean Michel Dupre
Morgon Cote du Py
Burgundy, France, $21.99
Côte du Py in the cru of Morgon is located on a hill of volcanic rock and decomposed schist that sits over 1100 feet above sea level. The intensity and structure of wines from this named site make them great candidates for aging but why wait? Jean-Michel Dupre has crafted this fabulous cru Beaujolais that is so enjoyable right now. It is gushing with ripe cherry, raspberry, violets and a slight kick of spice, joined by low tannins and higher acidity. You can have this with anything from chicken, pesto pasta, a cheese plate or grilled steak. With its gregarious personality and versatility with most foods, this Gamay really is the life of the party.
A classic Morgon Cote du Py with a nose that is exactly what you come to expect from a fine Cote du Py: layered and elegant, with hints of berry, rose petals, earth, and forest floor. The palate is alive with gorgeous berry fruit and pomegranate flavors, with zippy acidity and crunchy tannins. This is a fabulous value and drinks like a wine 2-3 times the price.