Pre Arrival Offer Domaine Pierre Morey 2024
OFFER CLOSES 23 FEBRUARY 2024
ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE LATE MARCH 2024
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Producers included in this offer:
- Domaine Pierre Morey, Meursault
Pierre’s father, Auguste, was one of 31 grandchildren of Alexis Morey. Alexis moved from Chassagne-Montrachet to Meursault after falling in love with a girl. He built a reasonable collection of vineyards but as having 31 grandchildren will do, holdings were divided into minute holdings for each. As a result, Auguste was left to look at other options and began a share-farming agreement with Domaine des Comtes Lafon. Pierre took over this agreement but in 1984 as Dominique Lafon was planning to work at the domaine full time, the Lafon’s began taking back their vineyards. They did so in a very gentlemanly manner over five years in order to give Pierre Morey time to source new agreements and/or vineyards. While the vineyard area from the Lafon family was only 50%, it was almost 90% in value due to the prestige of the vineyards.
Pierre did acquire fantastic new vineyards due to being such a respected person throughout Meursault and the surrounding villages. In 1988, he was hired by Domaine Leflaive as their régisseur (general manager and head vigneron). Domaine Leflaive is regarded as the greatest white winemaker in the world and under Pierre’s management the prestige elevated even more so. He turned Domaine Leflaive into a biodynamic producer a couple of years after beginning the practice with his own vineyards. His tenure at Domaine Leflaive was from 1988 to 2008.
All the while he ran his own domaine in Meursault, with his daughter, Anne, beginning to work there too. When she was studying, Pierre sat Anne down and explained: “I can teach you a thing or two about making white wine but I cannot with red so please pay extra attention in school to Pinot Noir!”. The proof is in the pudding, their red wines are now equally as first rate as their white wines.
The wines of Domaine Pierre Morey are of the highest and most celebrated echelon in Burgundy. They have been farmed organically since 1993 and biodynamically since 1998. They are fine and structured yet ever so flavoursome. As the wines age they require air in the glass and tighten before your eyes.
Very, very special wines. Any questions at all, please get in touch!
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Bourgogne Aligoté
RRP $68 | Pre Arrival $44
From within the limits of Meursault but on the flatter, richer sites below the D974. A vineyard area of 1.86 hectares and an average vine age of 50 plus years. Raised and matured in mostly stainless steel as well as a few barrels. Can be enjoyed young however this Aligoté will age beautifully and if you are an enjoyer of fine old white Burgundy, then indefinitely.
A fine success, the 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté unwinds in the glass with notes of pear, citrus zest, dried white flowers and bread dough. Medium-bodied, ample and textural, it's taut and chalky, with fine depth at the core and a long finish. It should enjoy a long and graceful evolution. 88+ points - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Bourgogne Cote d'Or Blanc
RRP $136 | Pre Arrival $88
From three plots within Meursault, that are mostly on the border of the village status vineyards totalling 1.76 hectares with an average vine age of 35 years.
Scents of pear, almond paste, white flowers and green apple introduce the 2020 Bourgogne Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and precise wine with tangy acids and chalky grip. This is a promising rendition of this reliable bottling. 89 points - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate2020 Domaine Pierre Morey St Romain 'Sous le Chateau'
RRP $212 | Pre Arrival $140
St Romain is positioned en route to the Hautes Cotes, high in the hills (350-410m). Being quite a cool village, it is an ideal place to source wine from and only more so in recent years. ‘Sous le Chateau’ is regarded as the best vineyard in the village. Quite steep and south, south-east facing on a very hard, stony white soil.
The 2020 Saint-Romain Sous le Château bursts with aromas of pear, citrus oil, vanilla pod and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, layered and precise, with fine depth at the core and a long, chalky finish, it's well worth seeking out. 90-92 points - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Meursault
RRP $352 | Pre Arrival $229
From three plots covering 0.86 hectares; the first above 1er Cru Perrieres (Les Chaumes de Narvaux), the second below 1er Cru Les Charmes (Les Pellans) and the third further north, on the limits just before Monthelie.
Pretty, ripe and fresh aromas of hazelnut, acacia blossom and various white orchard fruit scents give way to racy, delicious and tension-filled middle weight flavors that conclude in a bone-dry if slightly attenuated finish that should flesh out with a few years of bottle aging. 88-91 points - Allen Meadows, The Burghound
The 2020 Meursault is excellent, wafting from the glass with aromas of pear, hazelnuts, white flowers and freshly baked bread. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and lively, with fine depth at the core, bright acids and a chalky finish, it's the usual blend of lieux-dits Les Forges, Les Pellans and Les Chaumes de Narvaux.
90-92 points, William Kelley
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Meursault 'Les Tesson'
RRP $445 | Pre Arrival $293
Pierre Morey and Domaine Roulot have side-by-side vineyards in undoubtedly the finest section, both within the ‘Clos de Mon Plaisir’. The Morey family leave this title for Roulot as they are peacekeepers and happy for Roulot to champion the name.
The vineyard itself is mid-slope with an easterly aspect on perfectly drained stony soil of clay and limestone substrate. Quite steep. The vineyard has historically been noted as having the same pedigree as the other premier cru vineyards however, due to being slightly more north, with more of an easterly aspect and next to no southerly exposure, it was downgraded when the AOC was put into place. For many growers including Pierre Morey, this so called less-desirable aspect actually produces wines of particular excitement and intrigue. They are wines of incredible energy and tension.
A more elegant and more complex nose features layered aromas of white flowers, jasmine tea, apple, poached pear and a pretty array of spice nuances. The sleek, delicious and beautifully textured medium-bodied flavors display notably better depth and persistence on the balanced finale. This is an excellent Meursault villages that should age effortlessly. One to strongly consider. 90-92 points, Outstanding - Allen Meadows, The Burghound
The 2020 Meursault Les Tessons reveals aromas of crisp orchard fruit and orange oil mingled with hints of freshly baked bread and hazelnuts. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, with tangy acids and chalky structuring extract, it's layered and seamless, standing out as the most complete of Morey's communal bottlings from Meursault. 92-94 points - William Kelley, The Burghound
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Cru 'Les Perrieres'
RRP $776 | Pre Arrival $509
Without question, Les Perrieres is the best vineyard in Meursault. It is the most mineral and high toned and also has a hint of florals akin to a fine Puligny-Montrachet, with a perfect east-south-east aspect. It is divided in two, Perrieres Dessus is the high section and Perrieres Dessous is the lower and more sought-after parcel as it sits in the belly of the slope. The Pierre Morey parcel is 0.52 hectares and it is actually a clos. A marvellous wine that can reach marvellous heights!
Cool, restrained and airy aromas grudgingly reveals notes of mineral reduction, Granny Smith apples and citrus confit, all of which is trimmed in just enough wood to notice. There is both a highly sophisticated texture and almost painful intensity to the overtly mineral-driven medium weight flavors that culminate in a chiseled and hugely long finale. This is quite tightly wound and will need at least 10 years to arrive at its peak and 12 to 15 would not surprise me. Provided you have the patience, this beauty is strongly recommended. 92-94 points. Sweet Spot, Outstanding - Allen Meadows, The Burghound
Almost a pale primrose colour. There is depth and tanginess here at the same time. White fruit, chiselled, very classy, good acidity, this is going to turn if not into a blockbuster then at least into a wine of exceptional intensity, and persistence. A wonderful example. 95-97 points (5 star/red) - Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Batard Montrachet Grand Cru
RRP $1620 | Pre Arrival $1062
From a parcel in the celebrated Clos Poirier, which touches le Montrachet.
Unwinding in the glass with aromas of pear, orange oil, beeswax, hazelnuts, white flowers and bread dough, the 2020 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru is full-bodied, rich and multidimensional, with a textural attack that segues into a layered and impressively taut, chiseled mid-palate. Built to age, this will reward patience. As usual, readers should note that this wine is identical to the Bâtard-Montrachet released under the Morey-Blanc label. 95-97 points - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Pale lemon yellow. There is quite a weight of fruit here on the nose, but it is tight, and backward. This is a massive Bâtard-Montrachet and it will be wonderful but the detail is very much hidden. The power and the balance are both there, with a little bit of astringency which is only a sign of extreme youth. 95-98 points - Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Monthelie
RRP $152 | Pre Arrival $94
From six liux-dits throughout Monthelie with varying soils and aspects.
The 2020 Monthélie bursts with aromas of ripe cherries and berries mingled with hints of woodsmoke and toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, ample and fleshy, it's a rich, powerful wine underpinned by impressively vibrant acidity. Its 14.8% alcohol is hard to discern. 89-91 points - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Pommard 1er Cru Grand Epenots
RRP $396 | Pre Arrival $244
Epenots in both petit and grand, produces wines that mature with a much finer mouthfeel and tannin structure than other vineyards throughout Pommard. This is due to varying soils from the Avant Dhuene and the perfect gradient and aspect. The soils are very red and high in limestone. The Pierre Morey plot is over 55 years old and covers 0.43 hectares.
Ripe but markedly fresher aromas of poached plum, black cherry coulis, warm earth and pretty floral nuances lead to intense, vibrant and very concentrated larger-scaled flavors that deliver excellent length on the ever-so-slightly warm finish. This is riper than it usually is but retains very good energy and is a wine that should develop well if given time. 92 points, Outstanding - Allen Meadows, The Burghound
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Volnay 1er Cru 'Pitures'
RRP $326 | Pre Arrival $199
Pitures (Dessus) sits to the northern end of Volnay just below ‘sur Roche’. The name meaning mud, was a reference to the natural spring sitting above the vineyard that today just helps moderate the health of the vines through hot dry years. An incredibly steep vineyard with hard limestone and a perfect southeast exposure. The wines are fairly voluminous for Volnay.
2020 Domaine Pierre Morey Volnay 1er Cru 'Taille Pieds'
RRP $363 | Pre Arrival $222
Taille Pieds is the most revered vineyard in Volnay alongside Clos des Chenes. A very steep vineyard with light coloured soils. It produces wines that define Volnay’s lift and perfume as well as perfectly ripe tannins and flesh.
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