Morey-St-Denis Premier Cru “Les Sorbets” 13%
Sired from an average of 45-50 years old vines, with some over 90 years old; the yield is only 32 hectolitres per hectolitre delivering a sumptuous depth and concentration. Aged in 100% oak barrels, 35% of which are new French oak for 16 months.
Morey- St- Denis is located in the Côte de Nuits between Gevrey Chambertin to the north and Chambolle Musigny to the south. Almost all of Morey-St-Denis’s vines produce red Pinot Noirs. This wine combines the structure and brute masculine strength of Gevrey with the smooth refinement and typical femininity of Chambolle. “Les Sorbets” lies at an altitude of 250 metres. The soil is brown and clayey overlying hard Bathonian limestone and contains marls and stony scree. The name “Les Sorbets” refers to the rowan trees (sorbiers) that were commonly found here. The trees are appreciated for their orange berries and flowers.
On the nose this perfumed wine is redolent of wild cherries with notes of leather and a hint of chocolatey oak. It acquires more complex aromas with animal and spicy nuances when allowed to age. Well balanced with poise on the palate and endowed with superb structure boasting flavours of red berries and liquorice. The finish is generous and deliciously fruity. This is a seriously classy wine and quite honestly one of my personal favourites. I just love top rate Pinot Noir and this has it all.
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|Grape Variety (ies)||Pinot Noir
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