Episode 461 of I'll Drink to That! was released recently, and it features Pierre Morey, whose family runs Domaine Pierre Morey and the micro-négociant Maison Morey-Blanc, both located in Meursault, within France's Burgundy region.
Over the course of his career Pierre Morey has worked with and farmed an astonishing roster of top white Burgundy vineyards, encompassing the most famous Meursault Premier Crus (Charmes, Genevrières, and Perrieres), Premier Crus in Puligny-Montrachet (Pucelles, Folatières, Combettes, and Clavoillon), and Grand Crus including Bâtard-Montrachet, Chevalier-Montrachet, and Le Montrachet, the last of which Pierre worked with in two different parts. Pierre, whose family runs a domaine producing distinguished wines from a relatively small amount of vineyard holdings they own themselves, gained experience as a sharecropper for Comtes Lafon in Meursault and as regisseur for Domaine Leflaive, and it was through these roles that he found access to some of the most famed vineyards in the world. It is a rare person who has made wine from both the most admired vineyards of Puligny-Montrachet for decades as well as from the most esteemed crus of Meursault for decades, and Pierre Morey is that person. He is also quite humble, reflecting the life experience of someone who remembers when conditions in Burgundy were not always prosperous. This humble personality, combined with reflections and thoughts on some of the best vineyards in the world, makes for a compelling listen. Should you wish to know what it is like to vinify Le Montrachet, listen to what Pierre has to say about it.
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