Maurice Gavignet Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru "Les Millandes" 2014
The Côte de Nuits (named after walnut trees) is home to 24 Grand Cru vineyards and some of the world’s most expensive vineyard real estate.
The Grand Cru vineyards form a patchwork on the eastern slopes facing the valley of the Saône River, starting at the village of Gevery Chambertin, past Morey St-Denis and south to Vougeot and Vosne Romanée.
Grape Varietals & Region: 100% Pinot Noir from the Les Millandes premier cru vineyard of Morey Saint Denis, Burgundy. This appelation is found just south of Gevrey Chambertin, and is often suggested as a cross of Gevrey & Chambolle, but is also known to have the highest average quality across Cote d'Or
Taste Profile: The style of a classic Morey-Saint-Denis wine is a mid-point between the firm, substantial style of Gevrey-Chambertin and the bold, but slightly more open, perfumed style of Chambolle-Musigny. Fresh blackcurrant mixed with spices and smoky nuances. The corpulent and solidly structured mouth encourages patience. An intense morey, good for keeping.
Winemaking Process: Their wines age in Merrain French oak barrels for 18 months and our vintages contain from 25% to 100% new barrels depending on the appellation. The exact percentages are not disclosed