Morgon Corcelette


100% Gamay. This is their second bottling from the famous climat of Corcelette in northern Morgon. Louis-Benoît and Claude Emanuelle have been interested in exploring terroir in Morgon outside of their usual estate parcels, and the short 2016 and 2017 vintages in their own vineyards gave them added motivation. The particular parcel is made up of 40-year-old vines on sandy pink granite soils on a southeast-facing hillside in the western part of Corcelette. The hand-harvested fruit was vinified like all other Desvignes wines: fermented in open-top concrete vats, with a maceration of 12-13 days and with a submerged cap.

92 points
"A cuvée produced from purchased grapes, the 2018 Morgon Corcelette derives from a parcel that's situated at the comparatively high elevation of 470 meters and characterized by poor, decomposed granite soils. Revealing notes of blackberries, cassis, raspberries and grilled meat, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny, with a charming, expansive profile and fine tannins concealed in succulent fruit. This is a head-turning Corcelette that's already hard to resist."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, August 2019
93 points
"Lurid magenta. Displays expansive red/blue fruit, violet, exotic spice and mineral qualities on the highly perfumed nose. Offers appealingly sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors that deepen and take on a spicy aspect as the wine opens up. Shows excellent clarity and solid floral thrust on an impressively long, seamless finish that features even tannins and lingering blue fruit character."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, October 2019

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