The Charmes lieu-dit is one of the highest in Morgon. South facing, the soil is of Schist and granite. Vibrant colour, tending to red rather than purple. Once again, soaring aromatics. Plums, raspberry, cherry and violets. Immense energy, more than we were expecting. Red fruits, peach and blood orange and the most mineral of the wines on offer. The tannins are firm, almost angular, with a linear drive, utterly different from the ‘Cote du Py’. Certainly the most structured of the 2018’s. Very impressive.
Slightly deeper in colour than the Corcelette, a garnet centre with very vibrant ruby hues. This has more power than the Corcelette too, crushed plum, damson and minerals with a velvety but very fresh mouthfeel – vibrant and fresh acidity is a sign of this wine as the vines in Charmes are at altitude – this finishes fresh and tight, clear and bright. Super. Andrew Guard – Importer