Jean-Jacques Morel Bourgogne Rouge
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Jean-Jacques Morel moved to Burgundy in 1989 to escape the rat race of Paris. The well-travelled philospher and artist had initially planned to open a wine bar, but with the help of his father-in law he began experimenting with winemaking and in 2001 planted his first vines in Saint-Aubin. He now grows both Pinot and Chardonnay from village and premier cru sites, as well as tending a small parcel in Puligny Montrachet. Still exploring, he released his first vintage from Adelaide Hills this year which he made alongside Anton Von Klopper at Lucy Margaux.
This is Jean-Jacques' exquisite Bourgogne Rouge, effortlessly soft and silky with vibrant red cherry and plum fruit, exotic spice notes and a deceptively powerful finish.