Morgon La Voûte Saint-Vincent

2019
France
Beaujolais

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.

90 points
"The 2019 la Voûte Saint Vincent bottling of Morgon from Louis-Claude Desvignes is a young and nicely structured example of the vintage, with a tightly-knit and well-balanced palate impression that should blossom beautifully with some bottle age. The bouquet offers up primary blend of red and black cherries, woodsmoke, gamebird, still a bit of youthful stems, a fine base of soil and a topnote of fresh thyme. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and youthful, with a good core, fine soil signature, moderate tannins and fine focus and grip on the long, promising finish. This is a rare 2019 that will demand some bottle age before giving up the goods. 2023-2055+. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, November 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0392-19
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Gamay
Farming Type: 
Organic