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Morey-Saint-Denis

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 84 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

For many years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has claimed to have around 100 AOCs. However, there are in fact 84 AOCs. The rest made up by the Dénominations Géographiques Complémentaires (DGCs) within the Bourgogne AOC.  

Wine Characteristics

Most of the vineyards are planted with Pinot Noir grapes, although a few parcels are planted with Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc varieties, yielding a rare and interesting white wine, generally quite firm and opulent.
Red: its colour is usually a full, firm, bright ruby, carmine or intense garnet with purplish highlights. The bouquet is partly of black fruits (blackcurrant, bilberry) and partly of red, pitted fruits such as cherries. Variants include bramble, violet, liquorice, and fruits conserved in liquor. When older it often evokes the “wildwood” scents of game, leather, and moss, even truffle.
Sustained and structured, this wine lingers in the mouth without flinching – it has just the right balance between body and fruit. With its rounded tannins and mouth-filling generosity, it sings tenor, so to speak, in the Burgundian choir.
 

Wine Steward’s Tip


Masculine in character, as one expects from the Côte de Nuits, full and powerful in the mouth, red Morey-Saint-Denis is most at home with meats of equally strong flavours. Its tannins are more likely to bring out the best from a game bird (such as a pheasant) than a piece of veal, for example. Feathered game, braised or roasted, will succumb smoothly to its meaty texture, and its sustained tannins will continue to make their presence felt until the last succulent, musky mouthful. The tannins, again, will bring out the full quality of a fine rib steak or a nice thick beef blade. Soft-centred cheeses will find in this wine a compatible partner.
Serving temperature: 13 to 15°C.
 

Situation

Rich in Premiers Crus, Morey-Saint-Denis boasts also 5 Grands Crus (Clos de Tart, Bonnes Mares, Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis, Clos des Lambrays).
The appellation forms a bridge, between the wines of Gevrey-Chambertin and those of Chambolle-Musigny. The history of this wine-growing village has in the past been heavily influenced by the powerful religious house of Vergy, the abbeys of Cîteaux and Tart, and by some of the great Burgundian families. Of its wine, Dr. Lavalle wrote in 1855, “it can be said that it lacks nothing”. The AOC status was instituted in 1936.
 

Terroirs

The vines grow on limestone and clay-limestone soils dating from the Middle
Jurassic: white Bathonien Oolite up-slope and fossiliferous Bajocien limestone at the foot. The vineyards are east-facing and are at altitudes of 220-270 metres.
Immediately below the village the slopes are differently oriented and the soil is more marly.

The Côte de Nuits explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

La Côte de Nuits as seen by Véronique Drouhin 

 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Aux Charmes
  • Aux Cheseaux
  • Clos Baulet 
  • Clos des Ormes
  • Clos Sorbè
  • Côte Rotie
  • La Bussière
  • La Riotte
  • Le Village
  • Les Blanchards
  • Les Chaffots
  • Les Charrières 
  • Les Chenevery 
  • Les Faconnières
  • Les Genavrières
  • Les Gruenchers
  • Les Millandes
  • Les Ruchots 
  • Les Sorbès 
  • Monts Luisants

Lieux-dits

  • Bas Chenevery
  • Clos des Ormes
  • Clos Solon
  • Corvée Creunille
  • En la Rue de Vergy
  • En Seuvrey
  • La Bidaude
  • Larrey Froid
  • Le Village
  • Les Brâs
  • Les Champs de la Vigne
  • Les Cognées
  • Les Crais
  • Les Crais-Gillon
  • Les Herbuottes
  • Les Larrets
  • Les Pertuisées
  • Les Porroux
  • Les Sionnières
  • Monts Luisants
  • Pierre Virant
  • Rue de Vergy
  • Très Girard

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE NUITS

  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Nuits region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 20 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing commune: Morey-Saint-Denis.
    The commune of Morey-Saint-Denis also produces 5 Grands Crus (See Appellation sheets Nos. 5 and 29).
    The appellation MOREY-SAINT-DENIS and MOREY-SAINT-DENIS PREMIER CRU may be followed on the label by the name of the Climat of origin.
     

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ouvrées.
    Reds: 106.61 ha (including 38.22 ha Premier Cru).
    Whites: 4.93 ha (including 1.23 ha Premier Cru).
     

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Almost all reds - Pinot Noir
White wines - Chardonnay

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