Morey comes from the Latin Moriacum, meaning "property of the Moors".
The village of Morey St. Denis dates back to 1120 and nestles between Chambolle Musigny south of it, and Gevrey-Chambertin to the north.
Morey St. Denis belonged at one stage to the powerful abbaye de Citeaux. It was completely destroyed by fire in the 17th century, and then suffered enormously during the plague, which perhaps at least partly explains why it is not better known.
Wine making in Morey St. Denis has often been somewhat overshadowed by the two neighbouring villages, without there being any real explanation for this in terms of the quality of wine produced here. Indeed Morey has five magnificient Grands Crus, vineyards situated halfway up the coteaux (hillsides), as well as about twenty or so areas of vineyards that are classified as Premiers Crus. The soil where the Grands Crus are made contains Bajocian limestone - these are Bonnes Mares, Clos de Tart, Clos des Lambrays, Clos St. Denis, Clos de la Roche. Lower down the slopes are the Premiers Crus.
Grape : Pinot Noir
Surface area : 0,2260 ha
Ageing : -
These wines are generally full-bodied and have both the delicacy of wines from Chambolle and the power of Gevrey-Chambertins.
A very charming fruity wine, well-rounded, with fine tannins. Can be enjoyed in five to seven years.