Stephane Aviron

Country: France Region: Beaujolais Stephane Aviron
Stéphane Aviron has adopted an almost radical return to tradition in Beaujolais: sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. His cru Beaujolais drink like fine Burgundy.

Historically considered "poor man's Burgundy," a modern movement toward fruity, simple, quaffing wines boosted sales but eroded the region's traditional quality. Stéphane Aviron has reversed the trend. By focusing on the Beaujolais village crus, the best sites for unique, expressive wines, and finding old parcels of vines, Aviron creates very expressive, age-worthy wines relying on traditional and new methods, including organic and biodynamic vineyard management. All wines are labeled "Vieilles Vignes," old vines, because the vines are at least 40 years old. Stéphane Aviron's wines are authentic in every way.

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Stephane Aviron Morgon 'Cote du Py' VV Cru 2013
Vinous 91 “Dark ruby. Pungent cherry pit, blackberry, licorice and violet aromas and flavors, complicated by floral pastille and mineral nuances. Puts on weight and spreads out slowly with air, showing no loss of vivacity or definition. Juicy, concentrated and sharply focused, offering excellent

Stephane Aviron Morgon 'Cote du Py' VV Cru 2015
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90“This licorice-tinged red offers juicy red plum, black cherry and mocha flavors, bound together by firm, integrated acidity and fleshy tannins. Earl Grey tea and floral accents drive into the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2022.” ~G.S.

Stephane Aviron Morgon 'Cote du Py' VV Cru 2014
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "The Cote du Py, one of the best cru vineyard sites in Beaujolais, is on the slope of a 3,000-foot extinct volcano. It produces structured wines that can age well. Stephane Aviron brought out the quality of Py with a wine that is powerful, ripe and dense with considerable tannic

Stephane Aviron Morgon 'Cote du Py' VV Cru 2013
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89""Juicy, ripe cherry and blackberry flavors are accented with dried herb, smoke and anise notes in this light-bodied red. Lip-smacking acidity and light, dusty tannins add good structure through the floral, minerally finish." ~G.S.

Stephane Aviron Morgon 'Cote du Py' VV Cru 2012
" The Morgon Cote du Py is Stéphane Aviron's most structured, earthy wine, and can age wonderfully for as much as ten years. Rich, ripe black and red fruits. Great concentration and structure, and a long finish." ~Winery notes