A nose with notes of pineapple, exotic fruits, roasted apricot, and a hint of beeswax... Palate: beautiful structure, full of core, with imposing but well integrated tannins, and a long finish – a very classy orange wine.
Jonathan Purcell is a young Californian winemaker fast gaining renown as the next rising star of Beaujolais. 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, building himself an impressive CV with stints as a tractor operator at Domaine de Montille and cellar master for Philippe Pacalet... He finally started his own business in 2017, founding a collective winery and a high quality négociant business. Today, his formative love for Burgundy has been eclipsed by a passion for Beaujolais and for Gamay, which Jon already vinifies brilliantly.