DIDIER DESVIGNES, DOMAINE DU CALVAIRE DE ROCHE-GRÈS, Villié-Morgon
Didier and Denise Desvignes are growers who believe that great wines are produced from healthy and mature grapes. They own 20 ha in Morgon, Fleurie, Moulin a Vent, Chiroubles and Brouilly.
Their main aim is to reduce the vigour of the vine, treat each parcel of vines according to its needs and practise a strict green harvest. Manual harvest and selection allied to a respect for the equilibrium of the vines and the soil by treatment with organic manures creates wines, which express a balance between the aromatic richness of the grape variety and natural sugars and acidity. Traditional vinification techniques reflect the quality and character of each parcel of grapes.
The Fleurie vineyards are planted on pink granite soils, the wine undergoes eight to ten days carbonic maceration and the wine remains in tank before assemblage. It develops a nose of blueberry, crushed red berries and flowers. Velvety, smooth ripe berries caress the palate and linger on with minerals and juicy notes.