Morgon Les Impénitents Louis-Claude Desvignes Information
About the domain
Domaine Louis-Claude Desvignes is located in Villié-Morgon and has been managed by Claude-Emmanuelle Desvignes and his brother Louis-Benoît since 2002. The vineyard is 13 hectacres with vines around 60 years old both in Douby and the Côte de Py. Each plot is vinified separately so that they better embody their individual terroir. They also undergo a long maturation process. This domain produces beautiful examples of Morgon terroirs and undoubtedly holds a place amongst the best domains in Beaujolais.
About the cuvée
Les Impenitents is a Morgon which comes from 60 year old vines. It is matured in cement vats for 17 months. The nose offers aromas of red fruit, blackberry and black tea. In the mouth it is smooth with good tannins.
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