Wine Advocate 93
"The 2015 Morgon Côte du Py is a deep, brooding wine, unfurling in the glass with notes of spicy dark fruits, baking chocolate and rich soil tones. On the palate, it's full-bodied, super concentrated and powerful, with lovely acids, fine-grained tannins and a rich but vibrant finish."
Wine Enthusiast 92
"Owned by Beaune merchant Louis Jadot, this cru estate produces some impressive wines. While its alcohol is excessive for a Beaujolais, it wears its power well. The black plum fruit and tannins from wood aging that are still very present will soften over the next year to give a rich generous wine with a style that is Burgundian rather than traditional Beaujolais."
Chateau Des JacquesView all from Chateau Des Jacques
A great wine is a living wine
It all begins with the relationship between a soil and a vine. The life of that soil must be nurtured as it will transmit its life force to the vine. The life force of the vine, in turn, must also be nurtured, as it returns that life to the soil.
Each parcel of vines is different. They differ in their history, the precise geology from which they derive so much of their character, their location, the age of each individual vine contained within them, the way in which they have been managed by the grape grower... Because of these differences, they need to be managed according to their specific needs. That management can take the form of organic, biodynamic or environmentally sensitive viticulture, or a combination of all three...
Viticulture at the Château des Jacques is handled with the greatest respect for all forms of life, although our approach has never been dogmatic.
One of the pioneers of the Beaujolais renaissance, the ways in which the Château des Jacques manages its vineyards are constantly being reassessed and adapted in order to allow us to create the best possible wines.
The property's 80 hectares are spread out across six individual appellations within the region, and its vineyards are planted on the best sites.