The Morey family have been in Burgundy since 1793. Each generation has been involved in the wine business. In 1935 Auguste Morey became one of nine sharecroppers working the vines of Domaine Comte Lafon.
At the end of 1971 Domaine Pierre Morey was established and took over the sharecropping arrangements until 1984 when the Lafon family began to take their vineyards back.
From 1988 to 1990 Pierre worked alongside Jean Virot, the longtime winemaker at Domaine Leflaive. When Virot retired, Pierre was awarded "the ultimate accolade" (Remington Norman, Ibid.). As winemaker for Anne-Claude Leflaive, Pierre has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt his talent for making the world's finest white Burgundies. His work and observations at Domaine Leflaive convinced Morey that biodynamic farming improves the health, disease-resistance, and longevity of the vines. Fruit attains higher sugar levels without losing acidity. Increased microflora deep in the soils markedly enhance the terroir character of the wines. The overall quality of the wines confirmed the overall benefits from this painstaking practice. These were the heydays for Domaine Leflaive.
Pierre has applied his knowledge and expertise to the wines of Domaine Pierre Morey and his negociant business Morey-Blanc. Not surprisingly his wines are often compared to the great Leflaive whites of yesteryear.
We are pleased to present a selection of wines from Pierre Morey. If you are a fan of Leflaive these are wines to carefully consider. The selection includes a number of 2010's and the underrated 2011's.
Here are two wines, more listed below.
Morey-Blanc Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2010
12 bottles available
Vinous Media: There is a lot to like about the 2010 Corton-Charlemagne. Today the wine is very much folded in on itself, but it appears quite obvious it has more than enough fruit to fill out its broad-shouldered frame nicely. White flowers, pears and crushed rocks are some of the nuances that emerge as the wine shows off its focused, vibrant personality. In 2010, the Corton-Charlemagne is simply dazzling. I hope to taste it again with a little bottle age. This is a tremendous showing from Morey-Blanc. 94+ Points
Pierre Morey Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres 2011
12 bottles available
Morey's 2011 Meursault 1er Cru Perrieres is gorgeous. A vibrant, beautifully delineated wine, the 2011 is classic Perrieres from start to finish. Vibrant beams of acidity provide the backbone in a layered, vivid Burgundy. The openness of the 2011 dominates just a touch over more typical Perrieres signatures, but there is nevertheless a lot to like here. Hints of lime, slate and jasmine leave a lasting impression in this striking, drop-dead gorgeous Meursault from Pierre Morey. 93 Points
Domaine Pierre Morey, Morey Blanc
36 bottles Bourgogne Blanc 2012 BH86-88 $59
24 bottles Saint Aubin 1er Cru 2011 $90
24 bottles Saint Aubin 1er Cru 2012 $105
12 bottles Meursault Les Tessons 2011 VM90 $172
12 bottles Meursault Les Tessons 2012 BH89-91 $195
6 bottles Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011 BH91-94 $270
6 bottles Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2012 $335
6 bottles Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009 BH92-95 $485
6 bottles Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2011 VM94 $525
3 bottles Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2012 $595