Morey Saint Denis Premier Cru Les Millandes Red 2020
Morey-Saint-Denis "Les Millandes"1er crus - 2020
Production276 bottles and 6 magnums
PhilosophyEnticement... As Laurent Delaunay says, “the first time I fell in love with this climat that brings together freshness, elegance and depth dates back to the mid 1980s when I was learning about viticulture and vinification at the estate of a first-rate winegrower in Morey. This wine’s heady scents of violet and blue fruit, which evoke memories of my childhood, have always exercised their power of seduction over me”.
TerroirLocated in the middle of the village, just below Clos-de-la-Roche, on gentle red-earth slopes strewn with stones, the Les Millandes Premier Cru is always a marvel of balance. Like its upslope neighbour, it yields fresh, elegant wines that are counterbalanced by their maturity, power and depth, due to deep soil similar to that found in neighbouring Gevrey.
Vinification and ageingThe grapes were handpicked and meticulously sorted so as to keep only the finest bunches. They were then destemmed and transferred to tanks where vinification began under the influence of indigenous yeasts and lasted 20 days, during which punch-down was performed daily. The wine was barrel aged for 21 months, in a lightly toasted, very fine-grained barrel.
Tasting notesSuperb red colour with velvety bluish highlights and unctuous texture. The nose features aromas of black cherry and spices (cinnamon, vanilla), along with a beautiful sucrosity that leads to sweet scents of Christmas pudding. Fine notes of rosewood, sandalwood and mint emerge, confer- ring purity and elegance. The palate is full-bodied and generous, with pronounced but fresh tannins. Flavours of chocolate and black fruit lend velvety texture, balanced by fresher notes of mint. This multi-faceted wine’s character makes it an exceptional wine for laying down.