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Morey-Saint-Denis Wine

Morey-St-Denis is a commune and corresponding appellation in the Cote de Nuits sub-region of Burgundy. The village is home to 20 Premier Crus, but is better known for its four Grand Cru climats – five if one includes the northern section of Bonnes-Mares, which crosses over from neighboring Chambolle-Musigny.

The village of Morey-Saint-Denis
© BIVB / GADENNE D.

The communal Morey-Saint-Denis appellation was created in December 1936 and covers the production of both red and white wines, made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes respectively. The vast majority of the wines produced under the appellation are red, with about 5% devoted to white wines – similar to Fixin and Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Prior to the introduction of the Morey-Saint-Denis appellation, wines from the village were often sold under the better-known names of Morey's neighbors, Gevrey-Chambertin or Chambolle-Musigny. A decade prior to this, in 1927, Morey had followed the example of these two villages in appending the title of a prized vineyard to its existing name. Oddly, the vineyard in question here, Clos Saint-Denis, is not viewed as the finest of the commune's climats (that honor goes to Clos de la Roche). However, it is a well-known Grand Cru. There was much deliberation in the village (then known as Morey-en-Montagne) about which vineyard name should be used, and the decision to opt for Clos Saint-Denis remains a point of discussion to this day.

The commune currently has about 345 acres (140ha) under vine, divided almost equally between the village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru classifications (see French wine label information). The vines are planted on thin, well-drained, oolitic limestone on the higher slopes and richer soils with a high marlstone component on the lower slopes. As is standard for a Cote d'Or commune, Morey's vineyards range in altitude from 800 to 1200ft (245m–365m). The village-level vineyards are located on the lower and very highest slopes, while the Grand Crus and Premier Crus occupy the heart of the mid-slope, with their precise distribution depending  on the soil make-up and aspect of the plots.

The style of an archetypal Morey-Saint-Denis wine is a mid-point between the firm, substantial style of Gevrey-Chambertin and the bold, but slightly more open, perfumed style of Chambolle-Musigny. This is a generalization, of course, as the variation of terroir within the commune is sufficient to create multiple, very different styles of wine.

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Here are some wines produced in this region.
Wine Name
Grape 
Popularity
Mommessin Clos de Tart Grand Cru Monopole, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $389 169
Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $488 198
Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $162 261
Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $577 269
Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $537 476
Domaine Armand Rousseau Pere et Fils Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $351 639
Domaine Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $87 708
Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier Clos de la Bussiere, Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, France Pinot Noir $154 1494
Domaine Ponsot Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $556 1671
Domaine Hubert Lignier Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $467 1690
Domaine Leroy Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $1,594 1816
Domaine Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $151 2771
Domaine Ponsot Cuvee des Alouettes, Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, France Pinot Noir $119 3145
Louis Jadot Domaine Gagey Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $216 3653
Domaine des Lambrays Morey-Saint-Denis, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $62 4424
Dominique Laurent Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $104 4797
Domaine des Lambrays Les Loups, Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, France Pinot Noir $90 5042
Domaine Hubert Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru Vieilles Vignes, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $147 5454
Maison Nicolas Potel Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $179 5563
Domaine Chantal Remy Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $122 5709
Domaine des Monts Luisants Morey-Saint-Denis, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $50 5874
Domaine Hubert Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $70 6368
Domaine Ponsot Clos des Monts Luisants Vieilles Vignes, Morey-Saint-Denis Premier Cru, France Chardonnay $100 6436
Domaine Ponsot Morey-Saint-Denis Cuvee des Grives, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $109 6477
Domaine Lignier-Michelot Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru, Cote de Nuits, France Pinot Noir $168 6485
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