Jean-Paul Thévenet only makes wines from the Morgon appellation, one of the 10 Grand Crus of Beaujolais. The vines average 70 years of age and the grapes are harvested manually, as late as possible, to achieve maximum ripeness. Whole clusters and indigenous yeast is the order of the day, and low temperatures over 15-25 days allow an extended skin contact. ‘s wines age on fine lees in 5-7 year-old oak Burgundian barrels for 6-8 months. No fining or filtration.
A member of Kermit Lynch’s Beaujolais Gang of Four, Thévenet produces traditional, meaningful, complex and wonderful wines.