Tasted with Mee Godard in Morgon Le Haut, 02 February 2021.
Mee on 2020:
“We were already harvesting on 19 August – that was early! A hot year. The flowering was early – about 20 May, the veraison was a bit later so I went on holiday content. I got back did a first quick test and thought ‘oops – I don’t have long’ – two parcels were already 12.5° – I’d been planning to start the 28th so had to quickly assemble a team to harvest – the organisation need some work! ”
Mee on 2019:
“All 19s are bottled – there are still some small second bottlings to make but they are anecdotal. We had a lovely summer, but a couple of weeks in August were cooler and it rained, which made the phenols a bit less ‘generous’ than they were in 2018. The volume was a little low – 33 hl/ha – we had losses from the heat, a little rot that came due to the August rain.”
2021 will be the year of conversion to AB labels.
Mee was on super form in 2019 – excellent or great wines…
2019 Beaujolais Villages
All tank elevage for 6 months.
A round and silky nose. Mouth-filling – round, nicely textured and with a good and vibrant slightly finishing. Completely delicious wine…
2019 Moulin à Vent Les Michelons
On the sandy soil in the commune of Chenas
Here’s a nice freshness, almost a suggestion of minty freshness in the complexity. Super drive and freshness in the mouth too – that’s a bundle of energy, cool-fruited, and complex. Completely delicious wine – simply excellent!
2019 Morgon Corcelette
A new foudre so it’s showing a little in the flavours – but this will diminsh every year.
Medium-plus colour. Cool, wide, floral but also with a subtly oak note in these aromas. Also a cool fruit, more direct and a little more structural – waves of finishing flavour here with lovely mouth-watering energy. The oak is modest and additive to the flavour at this stage.
2019 Morgon Grand Cras
Deeper, a more vertical nose – no wood notes to see. Also a more structural wine, of complex flavour interest. Long finishing, nicely textured – velvet – wine. So lovely…
Not a large-scaled nose but one of finesse and perfume – that’s super. Mouth-filling, open, finely complex – this is a wine with presence. Wide and beautifully finishing – it’s Côte du Py but you can already drink and enjoy it! Completely delicious, great wine!
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.
A little larger nose but with clarity and freshness too. More intense, beautifully, silkily textured. More impressive shape and structure – still surprisingly accessible – though marginally less than the last. Great wine and great Py – I love the burst of finishing intensity!