Under $60 Morgon - Suckling's #3 in World - Plus Amazing White Burgs


Les Heritiers Saint-Genys

Take a look at these amazing, high scoring Morgon Beaujolais (one in Sucklings Top 100) and some great white burgundies!
Cheers, Randall
The Héritiers Saint-Genys estate, located in the heart of the village of Chassagne, was founded by Patrice du Jeu, a Parisian restaurateur. He, together with other members of his family and some friends, managed to buy several neglected parcels of vines in excellent sites mainly in the Cote de Beaune, but also some incredible plots within Morgon in Beaujolais.
Since 2011, Patrice has undertaken a vast land reclamation program to restore the parcels through sustainable vineyard management. The vines of this 13-hectare estate are farmed sustainably, and harvest is done by hand to preserve the integrity of the fruit before vinification. Teaming up in 2013 with oenologist and white burgundy expert Jean-Baptiste Alinc, the wines are both technically highly competent and beautifully crafted.
These wines are ordered on a pre-arrival basis and are expected January 2024!

 2020 Heritiers Saint-Genys Morgon 'Aux Charmes'
RRP: $70 | Pre-Arrival: $57

These 50-year-old vines sit on sandy soil on top of deep weathered granite at an altitude between 330 and 375masl.
"The very enticing nose of red cherries, wild strawberries and summer flowers leads you into this remarkable Morgon, which has a silky texture that I can’t remember ever encountering before in this appellation. Very fine tannins support the generous body that glides into a very long, powdery finish. Spot-on acidity for the vintage." 96pts! - James Suckling

2019 Heritiers Saint-Genys Morgon 'En Ruyere'
RRP: $74 | Pre-Arrival: $59

The 50-year-old En Ruyère vines sit on stony alluvial soil South-East of Villié-Morgon at an altitude between 360 and 395masl. 

"Fragrant and floral on the very complex nose, which is still really youthful. Staggering concentration and vitality on the palate, a huge tannin structure underlying the deep red-fruit character. So plush at the very long finish that it literally takes your breath away." 97pts! - James Suckling

2020 Heritiers Saint-Genys Morgon 'En Ruyere'
RRP: $74 | Pre-Arrival: $59

#9 in James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of France!
#3 in James Suckling's Top 100 Value Wines of the World!

 "Deep and mysterious, with aromas right across the dark side of the spectrum, from violets to forest berries via savory notes, this remarkable Morgon has the concentration, power and finesse of a top Grand Cru from the Cote de Nuits! An almost perfect marriage of fine tannins and richness right through the staggering finish. Enormous aging potential. Sustainable. Drink or hold." 98pts! - James Suckling

2020 Heritiers Saint Genys Santenay Blanc
RRP: $119 | Pre-Arrival: $97

This wine is a blend of two climats from Santenay with 30-40y.o. vines: ‘Sous la roche’ (under the rock) said to be one of the best slopes to grow chardonnay, due in part to its chalky clay marl soils and southerly aspect; and ‘Comme Dessus’ just to the other side of the 1er Cru of La Comme.

"Seriously concentrated for this village, with near-perfect ripeness, excellent structure and seamless harmony. Only at the end do you feel the fine tannins very slightly, as they give the long, chalky and salty finish a final push. A cuvee of wines from Sous les Roche and Combe Dessus. From grapes that were sustainably grown, with no use of herbicides." 96pts! -James Suckling

2019 Heritiers Saint Genys Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts
RRP: $325 | Pre-Arrival: $265

Planted in 1929(!), 1992 and 1995 on limestone clay mixed with a lot of marl, Les Referts is located at the bottom of the hillside between Les Perrières and Les Charmes. The vines enjoy an ideal south-east exposure and will typically be relatively full-bodied and ageworthy, according to Jasper Morris.

"Effusive nose of fresh orange zest and candied orange with hints of coconut and vanilla bean! Very cool, elegant and polished, this is exactly what we expect from Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru and has no hint of the opulence of this warm vintage. Very long and filigree finish with a totally silky texture that makes this extremely hard to resist!" 95pts! - James Suckling 

2 products

2 products