Mee Godard (Morgon)

 

 

What WEA say?

From South Korean origin, Mee grew up in France in the ’70s. Previously having studied wine in Oregon and attended enology school in Montpellier, she has done stages in Maison Chanson, Comtes Lafon and Chateau de Corton-Andre. In 2013, she bought a 5 ha Domaine with predominantly old vines in Morgon, Beaujolais. 2014 is only her second vintage but her talent and work has already gathered the interest of the notoriously difficult French critics from Revue du Vin de France (RVF) and incredibly, has been bestowed 1 star and featured in a special section in the 2017 edition which was published recently!

“Simply a must-have domaine if you tastes even vaguely resemble mine – I would take anything here!”

– Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report.

Why are critics raving over her wines? WEA were very curious to find out and made a trip down to visit her Domaine which just abuts the Cote du Py vineyard in Morgon. I wasted no time in tasting the wines and wow, it was an epiphany moment characterized by angels singing by my ear. They were nothing like the Beaujolais we knew. The wines are characterized by elegance and purity. Gamay?! I couldn’t believe my tastebuds. Tasting through the whole range, I finally understood the hype and it is real. The wines have incredibly fine tannins, and extremely light extraction yet retaining precise intensity and balance.

At the moment, the Domaine makes four cuvees from three climats. Firstly, 2.3ha of Corcelette from three separate parcels. This is the most approachable from the range, good to try young. Next, Grand Cras which sadly we do not have to offer. Then her 1.7ha of Cote du Py, which comes from three separate lieux-dits in the climat. Finally her special cuvee is called Passerelle 577 – made from an old vines parcel in the Cote du Py climat. About 2000 bottles produced and aged 15 months in large foudres.

“This is the sort of domaine where you buy all you can, and stick the bottles away for a few years.”

– Jamie Goode, PhD, WineAnorak.

What do the Critics say?

Bill Nanson, Burgundy-Report

 

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