Morgon Javernières Les Impenitents
100% Gamay. From Desvignes' three oldest parcels--planted in 1912 and 1914, totalling 0.8 hectare in the historic Morgon lieu-dit of Javernières at the foot of the famous hill of 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 of the Côte. The fruit is hand-harvested in whole clusters and fermented in open-top cement vats for 12-13 days with a submerged cap.
Les Impéntitents is by far Desvignes' smallest, most structured and most complex bottling; it is also the last to be released.