First mentioned as far back as 1120, fourteenth century Morey was a place of asylum for Cistercian monks who appeared to have possessed numerous vineyards and even a winery by 1306. The appellation extends from Chambolle-Musigny to Gevrey-Chambertin and covers around 148 hectares, 80% of which are planted with grapes for red wines. It was cited for the first time in 1367, but its origins are said to date back to the 11th century. This clos belonged to the canons of the Saint Denis de Vergy Chapter. It is said that the monks have been cultivating vines there since 1203.
The vineyards are adjacent to "Clos de la Roche" and planted on a clay-limestone soil with a mixture of iron oxide. The "Clos Saint-Denis" is the most delicate wine of the village of Morey-Saint-Denis; it relies on a mixture of clay and brown limestone pebbles which gives it this charming and fine character.
This Grand Cru accompanies perfectly a roast duck breast with foie gras.
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