Jules Desjourneys-Macon Verze
Sales price HK$280
As one of the leading fine wine agents in Burgundy (representing DRC, Arnaud Ente and Coche-Dury among others), Fabien Duperray knows great wine, and has a good idea how to make it too. In 2007 he purchased ancient Gamay vineyards in Fleurie and Moulin-à-Vent (some over 140 years), and Chardonnay parcels in a range of Côte Macconais appellations in 2014 (which he shares with Christophe Thibert). Farming is biodynamic, yields are very low, and his main focus is making the most balanced, age-worthy wines possible – an approach that has inspired a cult following and much critical acclaim.
Fabien is a force-of-nature and very confident in his methods, although rather than put his own name on the label he called his domaine ‘Jules Desjourneys’ – Jules after the late, great Beaujolais vigneron Jules Chauvet, and Desjourneys “because I liked how it sounded next to Jules”.