Morgon 2015

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Descombes, Kewin

100% Gamay. Kewin rents and works 3 parcels of Morgon for this bottling (his father Georges used to do same). The vines average 60 years old and are on hilly sites with granite soils. Kewin farms the parcels organically and harvests them by hand. Winemaking happens at Georges Descombes and with carbonic maceration: whole clusters in cement with a covering of CO2, with native yeasts and without sulfur. Aged in tank.

92 points
"...another surprisingly low octane example of the vintage, tipping the scales at a very civilized 12.5 percent alcohol and offering up very good complexity on both the nose and palate. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a blend of red and black cherries, gamebird, dark soil tones, a bit of chicory, woodsmoke, cloves and a gently balsamic topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish and tangy, with a fair bit of tannin, good focus and grip, nascent complexity and a long, youthful and gently volatile finish. I really like this wine, which is nicely lean and transparent for a 2015 Morgon, and it should age very nicely over the medium to long haul, but it is certainly not a classic rendition of Morgon from the hot summer of 2015. 2018-2035+. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, Fall 2017