2018 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Tradition

Beaujolais, France

Superb Cru Beaujolais from an iconic producer. Morgon delivered with polish and poise.



About The Wine

Jean-Paul Thevenet is one of the original - and now legendary - 'Gang of Four', alongside other Beaujolais luminaries: Guy Breton, Jean Foillard and Marcel Lapierre.

A winemaker with a deep respect for tradition, Thevenet farms his old vines with an organic approach, expressing the nuance of his little patch of dirt with as little intervention as possible. Perhaps the most 'old school' of the four, Jean-Paul's wines are pure, expressive and have a rare life to them.

Now, his son Charly has joined him in the cellar since 2008 and the family tradition continues. 

Speaking of tradition - this wine showcases the purity, levity, and gravitas of great Cru Beaujolais that will be the tradition of the best producers of the region for many years to come. This is Morgon in full flight - both vividly vibrant and earthily structured. It's a beautiful expression that will continue to evolve for many years to come.

Jean-Paul & Charly Thévenet
Jean-Paul & Charly Thévenet
Beaujolais, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Appellation: Appellation Morgon Contrôlée
Grape variety: Gamay
Vine age: 15 – 30 years on average
Density: 10 000 vines/ha
Soil type: granitic soil
Tasting temperature: 15 to 17ºC
Tasting notes: pure red fruits, a refreshing acidity, light to medium-bodied wine. The result of all this is a wine that has a vibrant bouquet with perfumed dark cherries and redcurrant. The palate is ample possessing beautiful silky tannins.
Food pairing: excellent for meats such as veal, beef and game meats or even by itself ; also well suited for poultry (chicken, turkey)
Cellaring: can be consumed young, although it can aged well like the very best Burgundy wines

Blend : Gamay (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jean-Paul in the cellar
Jean-Paul in the cellar
Beaujolais, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Candied cherry, raspberry, damp earth, spice and roses. Ripe fruit with a slightly sharp edge, stony and chalky, volume of flavour and fleshy, yet stylish and savoury. Finish is layered with spice and flowers. My word, such personality and ease of drinking here, that it’s hard to say no to another glass." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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