Vin Noé - Jonathan Purcell
Micro cuvées, big terroirs!
A young Californian with undeniable talent, Jonathan Purcel has become one of the key players in Burgundy's new wave.
In 2017, he began to vinify his first grapes, pretty Beaujolais Gamays and a little Viognier. But in 2019, Jon finally succeeded in making his first Pinot, on a magnificent Pommard terroir. Subsequently, he picked up other Pinots, notably those that enabled him to make Gueule D'Amour. An immediate, intense, pleasure-driven cuvée. It's made without any inputs, without sulfites from start to finish.
And then, as connections were made, Jonathan was able to get his hands on beautiful grapes from prestigious Côte de Beaune terroirs. Even though the cost of grapes has soared in recent years, he doesn't hesitate (passion is often too strong...) and goes for it. The result is a number of ultra-high-quality micro-cuvées: "Shadows", a superb Saint Aubin 1er Cru from the La Combe parcel; "La Sauvage", another Saint Aubin 1er Cru from the famous Chatenière parcel; and "Superposition", a delicate, deep Puligny Montrachet from the Trézin vineyard.
The whole range is truly of a rare quality. The wines are full of energy, and even if the quantities available are minimal, they prove that Jonathan is one of Burgundy's greatest talents today.