Vincent & Sophie Morey 2017 "Gravières" Santenay Premier Cru, Burgundy, France
Vincent & Sophie Morey 2017 "Gravières" Santenay Premier Cru, Burgundy
Farming: No certification, practice organics and sustainability.
Name of Winemaker/Chef du Cave: Vincent & Sophie Morey
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir planted in 1999.
Soil Type: clay limestone slope at 725ft in elevation.
Vinification/Oak Usage: 100% elevage in barrel, 50% new French oak.
Sophie and Vincent Morey both come from families of wine-growers. They set up their own domaine in 2006 and had their first harvest in 2007. When Vincent's father, Bernard Morey, a leading personality in the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, took his retirement, Vincent took over the a part of the holding. He already had twenty years of experience behind him. After studies at Beaune's Lycée Viticole and work-experience in St-Emilion in the Bordeaux region, Vincent rejoined the family domaine in 1986. In the same year Sophie was vinifying her first vintage for the Ménager-Belland domaine in Santenay. "In my family," Sophie declares with a smile, "the vines pass from mother to daughter." Vincent and Sophie Morey treat their vineyards as if they were gardens. “Fine wines start with good grapes,” they declare in unison.