The name alone is almost enough to make one forget the commune itself, from which one of the most famous Grands Crus originates : Morey-Saint-Denis. Morey-Saint-Denis, nestling in its enclave between Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny, produces nofewer than five Grands Crus. Adjoining Latricières-Chambertin, it produces Morey’s most robust wines.
The soil here is pebbly and hard to work that it used to exhaust even the toughest growers. These hard brown pieces of limestone make for a very firm wine, but one with the best possible ageing potential. Today, Clos de la Roche covers some 16,84 hectares.
100% Pinot Noir
The grapes are collected, entirely destemmed and transferred by gravity into a vat. The wine is aged in the cask for 16 to 18 months, using 20% of new casks.
COLOUR : Fine dark colour with ruby reflections.
NOSE : Aromas of spices and cherries.
PALATE : A silky structure and a mellow woodiness.
Perfect with a rib steak, game, veal (braised or in sauce), Epoisses or Brillat-Savarin cheeses.
14 to 16°C
This wine will take a few years to open out fully, as it has exceptional ageing potential. This wine is only lightly filtered, and must therefore be kept at a temperature of between 12 and 14°C.