Kewin Descombes Morgon Vieilles Vignes
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Kewin – or Kéké to his friends – has Beaujolais in his blood. Son of Georges Descombes, scion of the fêted “Gang of Four”, and half-brother to correspondingly precocious Damien Coquelet, it was almost inevitable that Kéké would follow a similar path. He works six hectares of certied organic vineyards in Morgon and his wines have all the pretty poise, acid and elegance you’d expect from this heritage, and a renement, structure and condence that belies his age. Still just in his twenties, Kéké is unambiguously one of the region’s brightest young talents.
From vineyards around his home and winery in a village called Vermont in the north west of Morgon AOC. A relatively high and cool area of the appellation. Vines are 80 (ish) years old. Fermentation is spontaneous, from ambient natural yeasts. Done in old oak foudres. Possible natural malolactic fermentation takes place - not inoculated. Fermentation is old oak vats - no new oak used for flavour characteristics.
A wine that is bursting with pure red fruits, fresh acidity, and an earthy quality; dark chocolate and coffee. A medium-bodied wine that has years to give.
Grape: Gamay 100%
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes