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Morey-Saint-Denis Clos Sorbè
Service and food and wine pairing
Optimal consumption: 10 to 20 years
Ageing potential: 25 years
Site: Morey may be in the shadow of its illustrious neighbors Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny, but its Premier Cru Clos Sorbè is a little gem. The vineyard is on a gradual slope with a good east exposure.
History & tradition: something unusual: the vines of Clos-Sorbè are located in the middle of the village.
Soil: a mix of chalky marl with broken-up white rocks from the limestone underlayer.
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.
The vagaries of the 2021 vintage have greatly affected yields, resulting in one of the smallest harvests Burgundy has ever seen. The reds are harmonious and elegant, with lower alcohol concentrations compared to previous vintages. It is a vintage with a rather Burgundian style showing fruitiness and a lot of freshness.Vintage's comment
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: whole crop harvest of 20 to 50% depending on the vintage. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.
Ageing: in oak barrels including 25% of new barrels.
The ageing lasts between 14 to 18 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is 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.