Morgon Corcelette


100% Gamay. This bottling from the celebrated climat of Corcelette is the first Desvignes wine from sourced, organically farmed fruit. Desvignes harvests the fruit by hand from a 0.8-hectare plot of 50-year-old vines on poor, sandy pink granite soils on a south-facing slope (see the dark green swatch on the gorgeous label) in the western part of Corcelette near the border of the climat of St. Joseph. The bunches are 80% destemmed and placed into closed concrete vats for a partly carbonic fermentation; maceration is 13-14 days with a submerged cap and no punchdowns. A very small amount of sulfur (1-2 grams/hectoliter) is added after malo and sometimes at bottling. The wine is aged in cement tank for 7 months and bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration.


90 points
"The 2022 Morgon Corcelette is made of purchased grapes from 60-year old vines. This parcel suffered hail in June, therefore it was completely de-stemmed. It has a very pure bouquet with dark cherries, iodine scents and hints of strawberry shortcake. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle grip and quite plush red fruit but there is structure here with a dash of clove and black pepper on the finish. "
Neal Martin,
Vinous Media
March 2023
92 points
"The 2022 Corcelette bottling from the Desvignes family is the ripest of the single vineyards I tasted from the domaine in this vintage, tipping the scales at 14.5 percent octane. However, the nose shows no signs of sur maturité in is deep and sappily black fruity bouquet of black plums, sweet dark berries, espresso, hung game, dark soil tones, a lovely array of brown spices and plenty of upper register smokiness. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, powerfully-built and rock solid at the core, with good mineral undertow and grip, firm, chewy tannins, tangy acids and a long, primary and gently warm finish. This is a closed and concentrated example of young Morgon that will either be timeless and outstanding when ready to drink, or never quite get all of its stars in alignment. In either case, it is going to need a long time in the cellar to soften up these tannins before it starts to show its eventual shape and pedigree. I really have no clear sense of how this wine is going to evolve with bottle age. 2040-2100. 87-92?"
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
January 2024

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