100% Gamay. 2017 is the first vintage of the Montpelain bottling for Desvignes. The parcel is of 80-year-old vines on silty soils of sand and clay, on a level site on the eastern edge of the Morgon cru near the Fleurie line. It belongs to Desvignes but was always folded into their La Voûte Saint Vincent bottling; it yields a more intense and rich wine (and thus the La Voûte is even a bit finer and more fruit-forward with the début of the more powerful Montpelain). 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 most Desvignes fruit was destemmed due to severe hail damage) in open-top concrete vats, with a maceration of 12-13 days and with a submerged cap.