2022 Louis-Claude Desvignes Morgon Cote du Py Javernieres
Louis-Benoit Desvignes and his sister Claude-Emmanuelle Desvignes today run this historic estate in Morgon. This 13-hectare domaine produces some of the longest-lived and most serious wines in the Beaujolais. Old vines, organically farmed and harvested late, produce grapes that see traditional winemaking with whole clusters, long macerations and a submerged cap. The result is a range of inky, saturated reds with plenty of character and structure, and the top cuvées will have no trouble evolving for two decades.
The 2022 Morgon Côte du Py Javernières is blessed with wonderful transparency and complexity on the nose: vivid red berry fruit, wilted rose petal and crushed stones. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins. It's fresh and focused, gently building to a tensile, lightly spiced and quite persistent finish. Real class. Drink 2025-2040.
Neal Martin - Vinous