This might well be the golden age for Beaujolais, an area that has seen quite a few ups and downs over the past thirty years. Jean-Marc Burgaud is one reason. In a region with no shortage of ambitious and diligent winemakers, he has proved himself again and again to be an over-achiever. He has great land, works hard in the vines, but above all has a light touch in the cellar. Taste his Morgon Cote du Py and Charmes side-by-side, and you can only marvel at the transparency of terroir.
He has been justly praised in the press for his oak-aged reserve wines, but he brings the same attention to all his wines, from the Beaujolais Villages on up. In fact his Beaujolais-Villages is one of the great bargains to be had from the area. His signature wine is surely the Morgon Cote du Py Vieilles Vignes. The Côte du Py is the most highly regarded vineyard in Morgon, and its eroded volcanic cone seems to rise straight from Jean-Marc’s back yard. Its decomposed schist soils give particularly rich and powerful wines.
Burgaud Beaujolais Villages ‘Les Vignes de Lantignié’
Burgaud Regnié 'Les Vallières
Burgaud Morgon 'Les Charmes’
Burgaud Morgon 'Grands Cras'
Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py
Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py Réserve
Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py Javernières
Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py James