Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes | Morgon

Morgon vineyards in Beaujolais

Domaine Louis-Claude Desvignes produces some of the finest expressions of Morgon in the entire appellation. Their vineyards are situated on the Montagne de Py in the centre of Morgon, where the fruit is of far superior quality to that produced in the outlying areas of the appellation. There are also several plots located on the best exposition of the hill, with soil of decomposed schist.

Seventh generation vigneron Louis-Claude Desvignes handed over the day-to-day running of the property to his charming daughter Claude Emmanuelle in 2001. In 2004, her brother, Louis-Benoît, joined her and now he mainly looks after the work in the vineyard. They harvest later than other vignerons in the appellation with the intention of obtaining fruit of optimal ripeness. The wine is vinified by the traditional cru Beaujolais method with a grille to keep the cap submerged. Recently, the fermentation has been longer and more controlled than in the past, in order to extract the deep colour and depth of fruit that are the hallmarks of his wines. The wines are delicious in youth but will also amply reward cellaring for up to 5 years.