2021 Domaine Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon La Voute St Vincent, Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The beginning of the Desvignes range is "La Voûte Saint Vincent," named for the vault or "voûte" of the old family house and for the patron saint of winemakers. It is a blend of certified-organic estate parcels totaling 4.5 hectares in the climat of Douby, which lies in the northeast corner of Morgon along the border of Fleurie.
The La Voûte vines average 50 years old and are planted in Douby's typical sandy, decomposed-granite soils. Viticulture and vinification are consistent across all Desvignes wines. In the case of La Voûte, the parcels are all vinified separately. The bunches are harvested by hand and mainly left in whole clusters for a semi-carbonic fermentation in closed concrete vats. Maceration is around 10 days with a submerged cap and no punchdowns.