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Thévenet

Jean-Paul Thévenet

Beaujolais, France

Jean-Paul Thévenet


COUNTRY

France

REGION

Burgundy

Sub-Region

Beaujolais

Appellation

Morgon

Climate

Moderate Continental

WINEMAKER

Jean Paul, Charly Thévenet

FARMING PRACTICES

Organic, Biodynamic



Social


The History

Though Jean-Paul Thévenet is the third generation to grow and make wine on his family's estate in Morgon, he is the first to take it in a 'new' and unexpected direction. 

Jean-Paul today farms his small 5h domaine with his son Charly who was raised in Morgon (and who makes his own wines from the neighbouring Grand Cru Régnié) amongst the vines.


The Philosophy

In the 1980s, along with three other local vignerons took up the torch of the 'natural wine' movement, modernized by Jules Chauvet. These vignerons, rebels amongst men, returned to the old practices of viticulture and viniculture; Massale selection, forgoing synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting for phenolic ripeness, rigorous sorting, using indigenous yeasts in the cellar and low doses (if any) of S02 at bottling.


The idea was and remains to let the unique terroir of Morgon and the Beaujolais region shine vintage by vintage.


Despite his profile and reputation amongst the Natural Wine community, Jean-Paul keeps a low profile. His yields are low and he produces only about 2000 cases of wine per vintage.



WINES FROM THIS PRODUCER

Jean-Paul Thévenet

france, beaujolais
gamay
$39.95

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