Morgon Côte du Py


100% Gamay. Desvignes farms 3 hectares on the Côte du Py, which is famous for its roche pourrie or "rotten rock" of manganese-rich, decomposed schist, which makes for notably structured, long-lived wines. Their parcels average 70 years old and have a cooler northeastern exposure at the top of the Py hill. Viticulture and vinification are consistent across all Desvignes wines. The vines are certified-organic and harvested by hand. 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 summer following the harvest with a light, non-sterile filtration.

93 points
"The 2019 Morgon “Côte du Py” from the Desvignes family is an outstanding young example of the vintage and this excellent vineyard. The bouquet is pure, precise and still fairly primary, offering up scents of plums, black cherries, pomegranate, duck, stony soil tones, a touch of raw cocoa, lovely spice tones and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is deep, ripe and structured, with a full-bodied format, a rock solid core of fruit, excellent mineral drive and grip, ripe tannins and a long, nascently complex and very promising finish. This has the structure of a long-distance runner Morgon in a great vintage and will demand some bottle age to really blossom, but it is going to be an outstanding bottle once it is ready to drink! 2025-2055+."
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, May 2021

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