If there is a “sidelined” appellation of these Côte de Nuits heavy-hitters, it is Morey-St.-Denis. Morey offers five Grand Cru (one shared, surely not surprisingly by now, with Chambolle-Musigny). Unusually, two of these are monopoles, or entirely owned by one producer. However, the Morey-St.-Denis character is caught somewhere between Chambolle and Gevrey, making it less uniquely distinctive. Its figurative position “on the bench” can make its wines marginally more attractive in price, depending on the producer. Generally, the wines favor Chambolle in their structure and Gevrey in their flavors.
Notations on the Côte de Nuits
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