Jean-Paul Thevenet is one of the original legendary 'Gang of Four', Charly is his son.
Cru Beauj. from a tiny plot of historic vines - all over 100 years old (the 2021 marks the first vintage that Thevenet has bottled this parcel separately as a VV release - past vintages blended it with 70 year old vines, those are released as the Tradition) planted in decomposed granite and sand.
haunting perfume, silky texture, velvety & complex Gamay. Rustic and spicy. Cherries, red currants, pomegranate, stony minerality, subtle grip, fantastic tension. Delicious now or can be cellared for 5+ years.
region: Morgon, Beaujolais, France
style: crunchy red
farming/cellar: practicing Biodynamic, aged on fine lees in 5-7 year-old oak Burgundian barrels for 6-8 months
pairing: great with Game ( quail, pheasant, partridge) or Provence Herbed Turkey Roast and potato gratin.