Morey dances in the curtains while neighbors Gevrey and Chambolle take center stage. Still, Morey’s roster boasts more Grand Crus than Chambolle. The wines most resemble Gevrey yet are firmer with greater acidic backbone and grippier tannins. There is also a clear emphasis on earth and minerality. Look for fruit elsewhere.
Pour: Domaine Forey 2008 Morey-St-Denis
Mineral, gamey, intense, focused. Everything that embodies Morey.
My favorite and a rare Morey Blanc. Dujac also makes a village level wine, but splurge for the Premier Cru. It’s a mid-weight Chardonnay replete with pit fruits, grapefruit pith, tarragon and generous minerality delicately balanced with new oak.