Louis-Claude Desvignes is of the sparrow-type Beaujolais vigneron: raven-black hair that is, more often than not, standing in various directions, bright eyes and prominent nose, and a well-pitched, humorous cackle. His energy level is also twittery, and he barely stands still for a minute during a tasting in his cellars, offering a bottle of this and a bottle of that: various experimentations, filtrations, or finings, perhaps an older vintage of something educational. The seriousness of his winemaking, however, is never in doubt.
This interview with Claude-Emmanuelle Desvignes took place at L'Herbe Rouge in February 2012.
A.O.C Morgon "La Voûte Saint-Vincent"
Soil: sandstone and disintegrated granite
Age of Vines: 45 years
Exposition: South East on small coteaux
Name of Climate: Douby
Vinification: traditional (Burgundian), with 50% of the grapes destemmed. Fermentation for 13 days in cuve, then aged 10 months in concrete tanks.