Morey-St-Denis

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Morey-St-Denis, important village in the Côte de Nuits district of Burgundy producing red wines from Pinot Noir grapes (see map under burgundy). Morey suffers, perhaps unfairly, in comparison with its neighbours chambolle-musigny and gevrey-chambertin because its wines are usually described as being lighter versions of Gevrey or firmer than Chambolle, according to which side of the village they are located. Indeed, in the past, the wines were often sold under those names. Geologically there is no need for Morey-St-Denis to feel inferior as the same stratum of limestone runs from the Combe de Lavaux in Gevrey through Morey to the Combe d’Antin in Chambolle.