Desvignes' 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. A stellar example of wines from this village.
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.