Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes
Behind the 1722 entrance, the Domaines Louis-Claude Desvignes’s Cellars unveil 8 centuries of continuous production of Morgon from estate vineyards, 5 ha of which are in the most celebrated Cru of Cote du Py (including some 100 year old vines in Javernieres), and 8 Ha in Douby. Today brother and sister, Louis-Benoit and Claude, together carry forward the familial traditions of the Domaine. The soils are crumbly, crystalline rich in iron oxides, with layers of manganese, schists and ancient volcanic rock. All the wines are vinified and aged in cement tanks, with the aim of accentuating the minerality of the wines of Morgon.
"Deep ruby. An expansive, deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherry and blueberry, and suave vanilla and floral nuances build in the glass. Broad and weighty but graceful as well, offering sweet dark fruit, spice cake and violet pastille flavors given spine by juicy acidity. Supple tannins build slowly on the finish, which lingers with superb clarity and spice-tinged persistence. This wine drinks as much like a Burgundy as any Beaujolais I know. Drink 2018 - 2024."
Antonio Galloni - Vinous