Morgon La Voûte Saint-Vincent

2018

100% Gamay. The beginning of the Desvignes range is La Voûte Saint Vincent, which comes from various estate parcels in the Morgon climat of Douby, north of the Côte du Py and bordering Fleurie. Douby has deeper, sandier, granitic soils and yields a more supple style of Morgon compared to Py's famously muscular one. The vines for La Voûte average 60 years old. 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 (with some variation by vintage: in 2017 La Voûte was completely destemmed due to severe hail damage) in open-top concrete vats, with a maceration of 12-13 days and with a submerged cap. La Voûte is bottled in April following the harvest. Annual production is approximately 2000 cases, making it the largest Desvignes bottling. The wine is named for the vault or "voûte" of the old family house and for the patron saint of winemakers, St. Vincent.

91 points
"...bursts with aromas of cherries, blackberries, rose petals and licorice. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, fleshy and succulent, with fine structuring tannins and a pretty, charming profile that will ensure it numbers among the most immediate, head-turning renditions of this cuvée in recent years."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, August 2019
92 points
"Glistening ruby. An expressive bouquet displays mineral-accented red/blue fruit qualities, along with subtle white pepper and allspice flourishes. Juicy and penetrating in the mouth, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that turn sweeter with aeration. Closes with bright, incisive thrust, slow-building tannins and persistent red berry and mineral qualities."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, October 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB0392-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Farming Type: 
Organic