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Jean Ernest Descombes was a very popular figure in the Beaujolais, a jolly character, always ready for a celebration. He had managed to set up one of the finest Morgon estates and promoted the "Cru" with great enthusiasm for thirty years. His welcoming cellars were visited by a large number of journalists and members of the wine trade, who came to taste his fine bottles. Those who knew him will never forget him.
An outstanding winegrower, Jean Ernest Descombes was also a gifted winemaker. Three quarters of his vines were over 50 years old and were planted in the best terroirs, such as Le Py, la Roche Pillee, Les Pillets and Bellevue. The superb wines produced at his estate won him an impressive list of awards.
After his death in October 1993, his daughter Nicole took up the torch, with a dynamism that would have made her father proud. The Jean Descombes is a great, very harmonious Morgon with blackcurrant, plum, violet, and old rose aromas. The wine coats the palate with waves of fresh red berries, especially cherries. A soft, beautifully mature wine.
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