- The Morgon appellation was created on September 11th, 1936 and covers 1100 hectares, managed by 250 vignerons. Of all the Beaujolais Crus, Morgon displays perhaps the best ageing potential, whilst still representing good drinkability when young. The Cru is divided into 6 Climats which all face south to south east, and are from east to west: Grand Cras, Les Charmes, Cote du Py, Corcelette, Les Micouds and Douby. 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.
The Javernieres Morgon is sourced from a vineyard on the southern base of the hills in Cote du Py, where the soils are a little richer in clay and iron oxide, producing more tannic wines, but wines of great harmony, silky texture and with great ageing potential.
Following the hand harvest, the fruit was 50% de-stemmed and fermented quite warm at 25-35 degrees Celsius in cement tanks for a week to 10 days, with some carbonic maceration. Following the malo-lactic fermentation the wine is racked and left in tank on fine lees for around 12-14 months prior to bottling.
Region: Beaujolais, France
93 Points - VINOUS
Lurid ruby. Highly expressive blueberry, potpourri and smoky mineral aromas show outstanding definition, along with a hint of cola in the background. Stains the palate with sweet blue fruit, cherry cola and violet pastille flavors that are energized by a jolt of juicy acidity. Densely packed but vibrant as well, finishing with superb clarity, harmonious tannins and lingering blue fruit and mineral flourishes.