Morgon Montpelain


100% Gamay. 2019 is the third 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 open-top concrete vats, with a maceration of 12-13 days and with a submerged cap.

94+ points
"The 2019 Montpelain from Louis-Claude Desvignes is noticeably darker in color than the Corcelette this year. The bouquet is equally precise and expressive, offering up a still youthful blend of red and black cherries, raw cocoa, a gorgeous base of dark soil tones, a bit of bay, gamebird, woodsmoke, fresh thyme and a gentle topnote of spice elements form the whole clusters. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still marked by its youthful stem tones, with a great core of fruit, stunning mineral drive and grip, tangy acids, suave tannins and a very long, pure and very promising finish. In due course, this is going to be brilliant Morgon! 2029- 2075+."
John Gilman,
View From The Cellar
, November 2020

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