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  • 100% Old-vine Gamay
  • Made from two parcels of vines, one 45 years old and the other 110 years old (planted before World War I)
  • Biodynamic methodology (aeration of the soil, herbal influsions, natural composts, cover crops, planting in accordance with the lunar calendar) used to stimulate the natural immune system of the vine
  • Manually harvested, as late as possible to achieve maximum ripeness
  • Rigorous sorting of the grapes
  • Indigenous yeasts only to start fermentation
  • Long fermentations in cement cuve, with whole clusters, for 15-25 days at low temperatures to allow for longest skin contact possible
  • Punchdowns occur only at the end of the vinification process
  • Wines aged on fine lees in 5-7 year-old oak Burgundian 225L barrels for 6-8 months
  • No fining or filtration

Not the 2022, for reference....
94 pts Vinous/ 93 pts WA (Kelley)
2018 VM:
Deep, vivid ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherry and blackberry, along with building floral and exotic spice notes. Stains the palate with alluringly sweet black/blue fruit preserve, candied violet and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half while maintaining urgency. Displays a compelling blend of richness and finesse finishing strikingly long and precise, with repeating florality and harmonious tannins that come on late.
2018 WA: The 2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes bursts from the glass with a high-toned bouquet of red cherries, rose petals and orange rind. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with lively acids, melting tannins and a succulent core of fruit. This is a charming rendition of a cuvée that's routinely among the appellation's most elegant, and it's already drinking well. Thévenet told me that there will be two bottlings, the wine reviewed here being the first of them.

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