I could drink a bottle of this Morgon "Côte du Py" from Jean Foillard every week with the greatest of pleasure. How beautiful is the bottle, with its red wax seal? The wine itself is soft and unctuous, tasting of prunes and dried cherries, a voluptuous cru Beaujolais made with painstaking care. The organically farmed vines from the famed "Côte du Py" range from 10 all the way up to 90 years of age. This is a very serious Gamay.
It's beautiful with grilled sausages, stews, a simple roast chicken or duck.
Region: Beaujolais, France
Price: $32 to $39
Style: Rich and layered
What it goes with: Grilled sausages, stews, a simple roast chicken or duck
Where to find it: BestWinesOnline, (888) 817-8880, http://www.bestwinesonline.com; DomaineLA in Los Angeles, (323) 932-0280, http://www.domainela.com; Envoyer Fine Wines in Laguna Hills, (949)701-9175, http://www.envoyerfinewines.com; John and Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, http://www.johnandpetes.com; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com.
[For the Record: May 3, 6:25 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misspelled Cote du Py as Cote de Py.]Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times