Stepping into the most serious subsector of Morgon known as the Côte de Py, specifically the NE facing northeast corner of the hillside, the Desvignes view this as the 1er cru level wine of the range. The roughly 65 year+ old vines here are planted on schist, with pieces of decomposed volcanic rocks referred to as “roche pourrie” (rotten rock) which regularly yield a more powerful and spicy wine, with a pronounced mineral core. This is textbook Côte de Py meets the Desvignes house style. Class and classic.
“Bright magenta. Sexy, mineral-laced raspberry, cherry and blood orange aromas show excellent clarity and a suave Asian spice nuance. Lithe, sappy and floral on the palate, offering vibrant red berry, spicecake and rose pastille flavors that show excellent delineation. The mineral quality comes back strong on the energetic finish, which is framed by smooth, harmonious tannins.” 93 Josh Raynolds