Morey Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Sorbets
Morey-Saint-Denis is one of the smallest appellations of the Côte-de-Nuits, in terms of surface area. This AOC is made up of 20 Premier cru climats and 5 Grand cru climats.
AVERAGE PRODUCTION AUTHORIZED
Limestone and clay.
PLOT SURFACE AREA
0 hectare 33 ares (1 hectare = 10,000 m2 = 24 “ouvrées”)
Vineyard work philosophy: sustainable farming. No herbicides used in our vineyards since 2000, replaced by hilling up/de-hilling in winter and plowing in the spring. Systematic de-budding. Hand-picked only.
Vinification: traditional fermentation in tank 3/4 weeks.
Aging: 14 to 18 months in French oak barrels (from the Forêt de Troncet). 30% new oak barrels + 70% single-wine barrels.
Characteristics: Sour cherry aromas with notes of leather and wood. As it gets older, this wine gains complexity and spicier nuances. Well-balanced mouth, dashingly structured, with notes of red fruit and licorice. As for the finish, it is lush and deliciously fruity.
Pairing: Serve this wine on red meat, small game and fine traditional cheese
Serving temperature: 12 to 14°C if young. 14° to 16°C if more mature.
Aging potential: 4 to 8 years.