Morgon Javernières

2018

100% Gamay. Desvignes has vines averaging 65 years old, with some going back to 1912, in the historic Morgon lieu-dit of Javernières at the foot of the famous hill of the Côte du Py. The soils are much heavier and stickier with iron-rich red clay here versus the more schistous "rotten rock" up the hill. The exposure is also more easterly; the wines tend to be softer, more red-toned and elegant versus the darker, more muscular ones off of the Côte du Py.

Viticulture and vinification are consistent across all Desvignes wines. The vines are organically farmed and harvested by hand. The fruit is generally fermented in whole clusters in open-top concrete vats, with a maceration of 12-13 days and with a submerged cap. Annual production is approximately 600 cases.  

95 points
"...superb, bursting from the glass with a captivating bouquet of violets, raspberries, dark chocolate and smoky blackberries. On the palate, it's full-bodied, velvety and layered, with a deep and multidimensional core, succulent acids and powdery tannins. Beautifully balanced and structurally refined despite its power and concentration, this is worth a special effort to seek out."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, August 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB0345-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Farming Type: 
Organic