Morgon Corcelette


100% Gamay. Louis-Benoît and Claude Emanuelle had 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 to  start sourcing a bit of fruit for the first time, in this case from the famous Corcelette lieu-dit in northern Morgon. The particular 0.8-hectare 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. The clusters go through a semi-carbonic maceration in open-top concrete vats, with a maceration of 12-13 days with a submerged cap. A very small amount of sulfur is sometimes added after malo. The wine is aged in concrete and bottled in the spring following the harvest with a light, non-sterile filtration. 

93+ points
"The 2019 Morgon “Corcelette” from Domaine Desvignes is another beautifully youthful example of the vintage, offering up lovely purity to its red fruity aromatic constellation and fine structure for long-term aging. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a youthful blend of cherries, cranberries, vinesmoke, lovely minerality, a touch of sweet stem tones, spit-roasted pigeon and a topnote of fresh thyme. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and potentially sappy at the core, with great mineral undertow, ripe, buried tannins, tangy acids and outstanding focus and grip on the long, nascently complex and tangy finish. This is a very young bottle of Morgon today, but all of the constituent components are in place for a long and beautiful life in bottle. 2027-2075."
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, November 2020

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