Do you know the wines of Morey-St.-Denis? I find they often get overlooked by those eager to drink wines from the villages that border Morey-St.-Denis – Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. While Morey-St.-Denis is the smallest of the primary wine producing villages of the Côte d’Or and only has four grands crus (a small section of Bonnes-Mares does creep through the borders here between Morey-St.-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny), the wines are just what you are looking for in a glass of Burgundy – distinct and expressive of terroir, able to showcase Pinot Noir at its finest, and a wine that moves you, a wine with soul. We covered a part of the puzzle of the grands crus of Morey-St.-Denis during our Fine Wine Experience Burghound Symposium in 2018 at our dinner comparing Clos St. Denis and Clos de la Roche, so we created this dinner to give us the opportunity to experience all four of the grands crus and delve a bit deeper.
To unravel what makes the wines of Morey-St.-Denis special, we will taste through wines from some of the most famous producers in the region, experience wines from producers with different winemaking philosophies and viticultural practices, including the use of whole bunch, and taste wines from a range of vintages.
For me, two of the most exciting domaines to watch in recent years and to predict what will happen next are Clos de Tart and Domaine des Lambrays because of their ownership changes and changes in winemakers. These are domaines with a long and rich history in Burgundy, but they continue to evolve. They bring special attributes to the glass with grapes grown in unique soils, and with respect to Clos de Tart, the vines oriented differently to those in the surrounding vineyards. When I taste Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays and Clos de Tart, I’m never able to analogize them to another vineyard in Burgundy. They speak of their place and are distinct wines. Come dive in with me at dinner on the 10th of March at China Tang. Let’s talk about, and most importantly, taste some of the finest examples of the grands crus vineyards of Morey-St.-Denis.
Wines to be served:
2015 Charles Van Canneyt Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
2014 Domaine Amiot-Servelle Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
2011 Domaine Dujac Clos St. Denis Grand Cru
2011 Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
2012 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes
2007 Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes
2015 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
2011 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
2002 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
2014 Domaine Clos de Tart Clos de Tart Grand Cru
2011 Domaine Clos de Tart Clos de Tart Grand Cru
2002 Domaine Clos de Tart Clos de Tart Grand Cru