Gérard Morin took over the family’s 1½ hectares of vineyard about twenty years ago and his son, Pierre has been gradually eased into the front line and now runs the show. More cosmopolitan, perhaps, than his father he spent time in Australia’s Adelaide Hills (where he saw nothing to make him revise any of his winemaking practices) and at Domaine Dujac. His time there reflects his enthusiasm for Pinot Noir and explains the wine’s typically intense style. Meanwhile the estate has grown to a more comfortable nine hectares. These consist of seven of Sauvignon Blanc and two of Pinot Noir planted on crus such as Les Châteaux and Crépon, amongst the finest and steepest of Bué.
This is real class. It has a wonderful intensity and depth of green herb, elderflower and mineral flavours, a rounded, textured middle and rapier-like acidity on a long finish.