Tasted with Mee Godard in Morgon Le Haut, 04 February 2020.
Domaine Mee Godard
Morgon Le Haut
Tel: +33 6 66 47 00 64
Mee on 2019:
“I didn’t have a big harvest in 2019 – only 33 hl/ha – and there wasn’t a lot of frost – some, but I’ve old vines! There was plenty of rain and not so great weather during flowering – but after 2018 I know that they can produce!”
Mee on 2018:
“18 was abundant, so there’s work to be done now as I hadn’t much to sell from the 16 and 17 vintages – so now heading to salons after having done none in the last two years! 2018 was a year without hail, a nice year, one of the hottest in the last 100 years – I heard that on the TV! Just May and first-half of June was more sportive with rain and more rain. A generous year I suppose for most of Burgundy. We had lovely grapes so great quality from the start – vinifications meant that it was a more technical vintage – a vintage where it’s important to keep an eye out for volatiles or brett.”
Highly recommended – simply a great set of 2018s – bravo!
These 2018s were bottled at the end of August:
On the sandy soil in the commune of Chenas
Deeply coloured. An inky-deep nose but with a fineness of higher-tones. Nicely mouth-filling, mobile too – I like the way that this wine moves over and around the palate – growing slowly in intensity but always with nice energy and a growing intensity of flavour too. Graphite mineral in the finish – quite a big finish. That’s really a very fine MaV – bravo!
2018 Morgon Corcelette
As there was more volume it was possible for Mee to look at some concrete elevage – that was blended with the foudres for the final bottling though.
Also a lovely depth of aroma – dark – not quite as inkily-deep as the MaV. Hmm – totally different shape – driving, direct, cooler, fresher-fruited. A little more my style of wine – more power in the punch here – if a smaller punch. Excellent wine!
A width of aroma for this wine a blend of high-tones and more mineral notes in support. Wider than Corcelette but a similar energetic coolness of fruit style – here touched with a little tannin. Showing its structure more – another great wine but requiring more patience for sure.
This the number of Mee’s mysterious parcel selection on schist and bluestone in Côte du Py. Only wood elevage with some new oak – a mix of foudres, demi-muids and barrels but looking to mark the minimum possible.
Hmm – not the biggest nose but here is a finesse of florals. Another level of direct freshness, the structure is self-evident and the tannin whilst not much more than that of the Côte du Py has a certain saline edge too. A little ‘pop’ of extra finishing flavour here. I love this wine but would certainly drink the Corcelette with more pure pleasure today. Bravo!