Appellation Village

Grape Variety :

Pinot Noir.


Site: the village of Morey is located between Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny. There are five Grand Crus and twelve Premier Crus in this relatively small appellation.
History & tradition: in the shadow of its illustrious neighbours (Gevrey and Chambolle), Morey-Saint-Denis did not become a separate appellation until 1935 ("Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée" laws).
Soil: a mix of chalky marl with broken-up white stones from the limestone underlayer.


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: 42 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.


  • 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.


    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.

    Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

    "A really great wine, appreciated by the Burgundy connoisseur for the diversity of its aromas and flavours.It has a beautiful ruby color, a seductive nose dominated by aromas of wild cherry and spice, evolving towards leather. A certain chewiness in the mouth, with fine and noble tannins providing the structure. Ample and fruity aftertaste".


    The 2016 crop was low in quantity but its quality provides a nice surprise. The mature grapes gave deep ruby-coloured wines displaying notes of black fruit mingled with hints of violet and spices. The palate is round and generous. The wines are typical of their terroir.


    Temperature: 16°C (61-62°F).
    Cellaring: 3 to 15 years.