Jonathan Purcell is a young Californian winemaker full of talent. His father introduced him to the pleasures of wine at an early age, by having him taste Burgundies from the ’40s and ’50s. The aromas of those elixirs marked him for life. By the age of 15 he’d already decided that “when he grows up” he too would make wine. After working his first harvests in Australia, South Africa and the Napa Valley, Jon headed to Beaune in 2012 to study winegrowing and production, finding himself in the same class as Camille Lapierre, Alex Foillard and Yann Bertrand. After graduation he worked for the best of the best, as a tractor operator at Domaine de Montille and cellar master for Philippe Pacalet... After starting his own business in 2017, founding a collective winery and a high quality négociant business, he can now be found in his cellar in Saint-Aubin, and has been vinifying Premiers Crus since 2020, that he's taken over as tenant farming. Juices always on top of their game, we're big fans.
A complex nose with notes of red fruits, blackberry jam, and violets... The aromatics are more powerful than those we usually associate with Beaujolais. Palate: incredible substance, melted tannins, velvety texture and very lovely length. A favourite from our tasting.
A complex and powerful nose – a veritable profusion of flowers, oranges, honey-roasted apricot and Mediterranean herbs. In the words of John: "It’s a wine that is always moving, evolving, and developing its unique patina – and that's the beauty of it!
A nose with notes of cranberry, blackberry, and undergrowth, with hints of leather. Palate: at once mature and fresh, this is a supple wine with well-integrated tannins, and lovely length.
Rêve Américain? “One evening I made burgers for dinner and the wine paired perfectly with them – plus it happens I'm an American who has always dreamed of making a Pommard!” A pure delight – delicate tannins and aromas of wild berries, Jonathan’s “American Dream” has come true!
One of our great favourites – a wine with huge ageing potential, this is some masterfully balanced juice, with richness and depth, plus acidity and a backbone that is both fruity and mineral. Cellar this a few years, you will be amply rewarded for your patience!
John's richest wine, thanks to the orientation of the slope + the heat from 2020 (and, dear wine geeks, from the carbonic maceration which breaks down the acid!). A nose of hazelnut, apricot and brioche. Complex palate with huge volume and a long finish – cellar this a few years if you can.
A complex, eminently mineral nose, boasting aromas of white fruits, grapefruit and a hint of butter. With a powerful yet fresh palate, this is a wine that must be discovered – but only after a few years of beauty sleep in the cellar!
A solar vintage that has aged superbly and promises to continue improving for many years in the cellar. A nose of small black berries and plum, with notes of cinnamon, pepper and flowers. With a velvety palate, and complex, almost umami-like flavours, it’s one of our great favourites!
It's all in that glass-clinking name: this is wine to be shared with friends, with a nose of red berries, notes of minerals and smoked tea, and a hint of undergrowth. The palate is fluid and smooth, at once luscious and elegant. Let’s make a toast!