Morgon Côte du Py


100% Gamay. From 2.2 hectares of parcels on the Côte du Py, which is famous for its roche pourrie or "rotten rock" of manganese-rich, decomposed schist and its structured, long-lived wines. The vines are around 70 years old and have a cooler NE exposure at the top of the hill. They are certified-organic and harvested by hand. Generally around 50% of the bunches are left whole with the other 50% destemmed and put together 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 is added after malo and sometimes at bottling. The Côte du Py is aged in concrete egg for 10 months and bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration.

94 points
"The 2022 Morgon Côte du Py comes from 2.5-hectares currently undergoing replanting and was raised in concrete eggs. It has a very pure bouquet with red cherries, figs and kirsch, the old vine material (averaging 70-80 years) lending complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with fine structure, mineral driven with a classic, slightly austere finish that obliges cellaring. Superb."
Neal Martin,
Vinous Media
March 2023
93 points
"Coudert To the best of my knowledge, the 2022 Moulin-à-Vent from Alain Coudert (of Clos de la Roilette fame) is brand new in the family’s lineup. Given that the family’s Clos de la Roilette lies down in the valley right next to border for Moulin-à-Vent (and was once sold as such), it is a logical extension for Alain. The wine is outstanding on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet offering up scents of cassis, black cherries, a bit of spit-roasted gamebird, dark soil tones, coffee bean and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is deep, young and full-bodied, with a beautiful, rock solid core of sappy fruit, fine soil inflection and grip, ripe, buried tannins and superb length and grip on the impeccably balanced and complex finish. This is outstanding Moulin-àVent, but it will demand a bit of cellaring to drink with true generosity. 2030-2080. "
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
January 2024

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