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Morey-Saint-Denis Clos Sorbé

Premier Cru

Grape Variety :

Pinot Noir.

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Vineyard

Site: Morey may be in the shadow of its illustrious neighbors Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny, but its Premier Cru Clos Sorbé is a little gem. The vineyard is on a gradual slope with a good east exposure.
History & tradition: something unusual: the vines of Clos-Sorbé are located in the middle of the village.
Soil: a mix of chalky marl with broken-up white rocks from the limestone underlayer.

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Viticulture

Plantation density: 10,000 vinestocks/ha in order to extract as much as possible from the terroir and limit the production of each vine stock.
Pruning: Guyot.
Yield: 41 hl/ha - purposely low, in order for the grapes to reveal every nuance of the terroir.
Grape Supply: grapes and wines provided by regular supply partners.

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Vinification

Maceration:

  • maceration and vinification take 2 to 3 weeks
  • indigenous yeasts
  • maceration and fermentation temperatures under total control.
  • Joseph Drouhin seeks total control of the process of extraction; extraction gives colour and substance but should never be detrimental to the finesse and typical character of the wine.

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    Ageing

    Type: in barrels (20% in new oak).
    Length: 14 to 18 months.
    Origin of the wood: French oak forests.
    Weathering of the wood: Joseph Drouhin insists on total control of the weathering for a period of 3 years, one of the contributing elements to the elegance of the wine.

    Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation, barrel by barrel. The data obtained is then completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

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    Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

    "A beautiful, bright cherry colour. The powerful nose displays aromas of red fruit and exotic wood. On the palate, the wine is deep and velvety, generous and elegant, with soft tannins. Long aftertaste reminiscent of cherries macerated in brandy. A wine to discover, deserving to be better known".

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    Vintage

    The colours are very pretty, often very intense. The bouquet is also intense with notes of ripe red fruits. Overall the wines show a nice tannic structure. At the moment we are already noticing a very long finish; a sign of great wines.

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    Serving

    Temperature: 16°C (61-62°F).
    Cellaring: 5 to 25 years.

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