DOMAINE DAMIEN COQUELET
Morgon. Côte du Py (Beaujolais)
As the step-son of renowned winemaker, Georges Descombes, Damien Coquelet worked alongside him since early childhood and bottled his first vintage, 2007, when he was just 20 years old! With everything he learned from Descombes in the vines and shared cellar, this has instilled the same values in Damien's work ethic: organic viticulture, hand harvesting, native yeasts, zero intervention in the cellar and little if any sulphur at bottling.
Start with organically grown Gamay clusters from old vineyards, ferment with no additives of any kind, and bottle the finished wine with little, and often zero sulphites. This is as pure, healthful, and effortlessly delicious wine.
The 2015 Damien Coquelet Morgon “Côte du Py” has a dark ruby centre that remains consistent out to its ruby and pink rim. Extraordinarily bright aromas of plump red cherries, wild strawberries, fresh currant jelly, strawberry leaf, white flowers, fresh cut roses, and crushed white stone explode in the glass. This is an invigorating and exciting wine fresh out of the bottle; it’s irresistible. The wine’s palate is a frontal assault of three-dimensional red fruit, crunchy and delicate young tannins, and a broad finish that stops perfectly on a dime, begging for the next sip.
Rich fish, red meat