2017 Jean-Jacques Morel Bourgogne Rouge
J.J Morel is one of the kindest, most genuine and talented natural winemakers in Burgundy. And for a region where the majority of the best vignerons are working working biodynamically, few have taken minimal intervention winemaking as far as JJ.
It saddened us to learn of his retirement (his last vintage was put into barrel in 2019), but we agree that he definitely deserves the rest! And so it's fitting that his third to last vintage ranks among his very best.
It was a cool, vibrant vintage that allowed his Bourgogne wines to display amazing concentration, and a level of complexity that you’d normally associate with output from wines with village appellations on the bottle. Here we get red fruit, mulched leaves and mineral flavours. The kind of flavours that make Burgundy something different from new world Pinot Noir.