The must of Saint-Aubin 1er Cru “Les Charmois” Domaine Marc Morey began fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures and mid-fermentation it was then transferred into oak casks, 20% of which were new oak. Bâtonnage, or the stirring of the fine lees, took place until malolactic fermentation was complete, adding texture and complexity to the resulting wine. Having spent 10 months in barrel, Saint-Aubin 1er Cru “Les Charmois” Domaine Marc Morey was then racked, fined and filtered, prior to being bottled.
The grapes are grown in the Premier Cru named vineyard of Le Charmois, of the Saint-Aubin appellation. Domaine Marc Morey’s philosophy puts great emphasis on working alongside nature, with rigorous debudding and green harvests to ensure that the vine’s growth is perfectly balanced. The vineyards are farmed according to “La lutte raisonnée”, using sustainable agriculture methods, reducing the use of chemicals in order to respect the land and its environment. The vines are trained according to the Guyot method and are planted in clay and limestone soils.
Domaine Marc Morey was established in 1919 by Ferand Morey. He was joined by his son Marc Morey in 1944 and the domain has been passed down subsequently through the generations. In 2003, Marc Morey’s granddaughter, the talented winemaker Sabine Mollard, took over the reins. The old cellar lies under their magnificent house, which was a former coaching inn and Marc Morey’s family home for 100 years. Domaine Marc Morey’s wines have become renowned worldwide, especially their exquisite Chassagne Montrachets which are elegant, complex and display wonderful minerality.