Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon La Voûte Saint-Vincent 2018Regular price $239.94 Sale price $203.94
Louis-Benoit and Claude are looking above all for minerality in their wines. The bright crimson ruby 2015 certainly delivers this together with dark rich fruit flavours with spice, violets and cranberries. The acidity is tight and fine, with ripe tannins and a flash of meat to the minerally finish.
- 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 Voute Saint-Vincent Morgon is sourced from a vineyard in the north of the appellation, in Douby, very close to the boundary with Fleurie producing fruity wines full of character.
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 8-10 months prior to bottling.
Region: Beaujolais, France
91 Points - VINOUS
Brilliant ruby. Pungent red berries, exotic spices and candied lavender on the lively, mineralaccented nose. Sappy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good energy and complementary suggestions of floral pastilles, allspice and licorice. Appealingly sweet and lively, carrying no excess fat; the long, sappy finish shows outstanding clarity and subtle, harmonious tannins.