Somewhat surprisingly, i have found very few comments on pierre morey wines on this forum. The guy is producing old style crafted meursault that to my opinion show one of the best expressions of the climat. Shall I attribute what seems to me a lack of audience, to the scarcity of the bottles outside of france ? Or is there any good reason why these wines do not benefit from your accolades
Have only tried one of his wines, a 2010 Charmes last year, and was nonplussed. I’m sure it was just asleep, but there are some flashier names that seem to have captured the imagination of collectors here in the States.
Search for PYCM. Lots of stuff written about it.
Yes, a couple younger guns stealing headlines. PYCM, Leroux, and some more interest in St. Aubin these days.
First rule of Burgundy collecting…Never talk about your favorite producers. They are hard enough to find as it is!
Lots of stuff here about Pierre’s wines. Just do a search. His daughter is making the wines now under his tutelage. They are very clean and quite precise. I personally love them. They are not to everyone’s taste. His Tessons is amazing quality for the price. My favorite Leflaive and Lafon wines were made when he was the winemaker. His distribution is quite limited in the USA.
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (PYCM) ≠ Pierre Morey. PYCM owns Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, located in Chassagne Montrachet. Pierre Morey owns Domaine Pierre Morey and Morey-Blanc (a negociant), located in Meursault.
Edit: Don posted while I was typing. I, too, love the wines made by Pierre and Anne Morey. The negotiant wines (Morey-Blanc) can be a very pleasant surprise, too. I recently drank a 2011 Morey-Blanc Meursault Narvaux at David Toutain that greatly over-performed for the price.
drink his Perrieres fairly often. Have had his Batard and Montrachet. Very good producer.
Excellent wines and generally terrific value on the wine lists throughout France. A very engaging and nice man to boot.
+1. And he is the former winemaker at Leflaive (1988 - 2008). I recall an event where he was sat next to a rep from Leflaive and the side by side tasting certainly showcased the quality of his wines. Excellent juice.
Excellent wines , and Morey Blanc is often in our blind tastings of white Burgundies where he usually does well . You can buy direct from the domaine
He also makes very good reds.
Very early on, his 86 Genevrieres and Perrieres were epiphany wines for me.Those were the days before he gave back some vineyards he was leasing.His wines at Leflaive were fabulous.I stopped buying those with the 2002 vintage. I rarely come across his wine these days, but wouldn’t hesitate to drink them.One of the truly great white wine makers of this generation.( last 40 yrs )
Horrific premox, at least in my experience. Buying these wines is like lighting money on fire.
Yes, I’ve encountered them almost exclusively in France. Last time, I had a Pommard 1er (maybe Hospice de Beaune)–a red, I know, but very pure and nuanced.
I’m a huge fan of his wines as well. I haven’t liked the Leflaive wines as much since he left. And it was always impressive to me that his domaaine wines were stylistically different from the Leflaive wines when he was making both, and both were great.
Always under rated the Pierre Morey wines have held their own against some big names in many tastings I’ve had. I started buying his wines in the early 80’s and coincidentally had my last bottle of his '85 Montrachet last night. I visited Leflaive when Pierre was making the wines in the early 2000’s and he couldn’t have been any nicer or more humble.
The Morey Blanc are the negociant side. I like his Tessons which often outperforms some of his negociant premiers crus.
Pierre made mind boggling '86 and '88 Meursaults. I was blown away on my first visit “there” in 1988. (I guess the '86 whites in general were an “epiphany” for me; interestingly, like '83 reds were/are, they are unique in the roll of vintages, though I know I didn’t realize it at the time they were young.) '86 is still my favorite white vintage of those vintages I’ve tasted; and, '83 reds are way up there…on criteria of highest heights…if not accross the board.)
By then, he was already working at Leflaive, though I’m not sure he was actually “making” the wines. He had not yet started the negociant business. Very welcoming and informed guy.
He had to get another “job” by then. His father had leased several vineyard holdings form Lafon after WWII, and most of them were reverting by 1990 when Dominque (and his brother , Bruno, who was then there) Lafon started building up the domaine again by taking their holdings back. So, Pierre was in a little bit of a pickle…as his best wines were reverting to Lafon, though not all of them. Though I visited the negociant operation later (in 1999 or 2002 at Xmas) I was not as impressed with them, and it was a much larger operation than at Pierre’s home. I have lost touch with later vintages.
Vincent Leflaive, who was quite a character, made all Pulignys (as opposed to Meursaults) and , I’d guess was very specific in his winemaking.
FWIW, Pierre once told me that he was unaware of being related to any of the other Moreys (mainly in Chassagne), as it was an old name and any relationships would be ancient.