Mee Godard

Beaujolais, Part 10

Mee Godard started her own domaine in Morgon in February 2013, and she's rapidly become one of the region's star producers. She has 5 hectares of vines in Morgon spread over three climats: Côte du Py, Grand Cras and Corcellete. In 2016 she began working organically, but recognises that it will take time to see the benefits in the soils. 'The vines are around 60 years old,' she says, 'so I must be careful not to stress them too much.' In 2017 she added a hectare in Moulin-a-Vent, in 'Les Michelons.'

Côte du Py

She came to Beaujolais after a long apprenticeship. First, she studied wine for three years at Oregon State University. She also studied in Montpellier. And then she made wine in different parts of France, including Champagne and Burgundy, followed by a spell repping enological products. This was to give her valuable experience. 'Different experiences have made it possible to work here.'

Godard wants to make wines that can age. 'I want to make vins du garde,' she says, 'so when they are young they are not so easy: you have to decant or wait.' She declares a love for tannins. 'Maybe it would be a good exercise for me to make a non-tannic wine!' Typical winemaking here involves partial destemming (around a third), and then long three week maceration in concrete tanks before going to large format barrels and foudres for ageing.

The result is dense, yet balanced wines that are impressive, and which should age well.


Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Corcelette 2013 Beaujolais, France
This was made with almost all whole bunch, harvested into small crates and then sorted. This was her first vintage. Fresh and vivid with lovely purity and some structure. Grainy and a bit grippy with pure raspberry fruit and a bit of black cherry. Has some smoothness. 92/100 (05/16)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Corcelette 2014 Beaujolais, France
Aromatic and fine with red cherries, plums and raspberries on the nose. Supple, bright and peppery with pure raspberry fruit on the palate, backed up by high acidity and some grip. So taut. 91/100 (05/16)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Corcelette 2015 Beaujolais, France
From 2.3 hectares of 50 year old vines, organically farmed. Partially destemmed and aged in foudres and demi-muids. This has great concentration with nice grainy structure under the dense, sweet, bold blackcurrant and blackberry fruit. It's concentrated but really well balanced. 93/100 (04/18)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Côte du Py 2013 Beaujolais, France
Very fresh with pure raspberry and red cherry fruit. Lovely brightness and a hint of supple green, with raspberry freshness. Zippy, grippy and focused with good acidity. 92/100

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Côte du Py 2014 Beaujolais, France
Juicy, lively and vivid with high acidity and nice focused red cherry fruit. Good precision here with firm tannins. Still closed and tight but with great potential. Vivid and detailed. 92/100 (05/16)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Côte du Py 2015 Beaujolais, France
1.7 ha of 65 year old vines on blue volcanic soils. Partially destemmed. Concentrated and fresh with real intensity to the sweet raspberry and black cherry fruit. Stylish, seamless and really vivid with good weight. 93/100 (04/18)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Grand Cras 2013 Beaujolais, France
Taut but fine with savoury, spicy raspberry fruit on the nose. Supple palate with raspberry and cherry fruit and nice grippiness. Savoury, slightly drying raspberry fruit on the finish. Focused and grippy. 90/100 (05/16)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Grand Cras 2014 Beaujolais, France
Very full and aromatic red cherry fruit nose. Supple and juicy with fresh, bright, textured raspberry fruit. Has lovely balance and precision with a juicy, focused personality. 92/100 (05/16)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Grand Cras 2015 Beaujolais, France
40 year old vines on alluvial stones. Fine grained and fresh with ripe raspberry and berry fruits. Has a nice grainy structure, with impact but also elegance. Stylish with nice grip, and some mellow spiciness. 92/100 (04/18)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Passerelle 577 2013 Beaujolais, France
This is a special plot in Côte du Py. Supple, fine and expressive with nice structure and acidity. Quite tannic and bold with fresh sweet cherry and plum fruit and some fine spicy oak in the background. Bold and angular with great potential. 93/100 (05/16)

Domaine Mee Godard Morgon Passerelle 577 2014 Beaujolais, France
Very bright and lively with red cherry and plum fruit on the nose. Quite floral. The palate is supple and bright with firm structure and acidity, and also a tight raspberry character. Fruity and fine with nice depth, good purity and some elegance. 93/100 (05/16)


Part 1, Yvon Metras
Part 2, Pierre Cotton
Part 3, Yann Bertrand
Part 4, David Chapel
Part 5, Château Thivin
Part 6, Jean-Marc Burgaud
Part 7, Domaine Marcel Lapierre
Part 8, Jules Desjourneys

Part 9, Thillardon
Part 10, Mee Godard

Wines tasted as indicated

Article published August 2018 
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