Morgon Javernières "Les Impénitents"
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. 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 for a year in concrete and bottled with a light, non-sterile filtration. Les Impénitents is by far Desvignes' smallest, most structured and most complex bottling; it is also the last to be released.