A wine full of energy and offering aromas of blackcurrant.
|Location :||An enclave within the village of Morey-Saint-Denis|
|Surface area :||0.1457 hectare|
|Age of vines :||Planted in 1960|
|Allowed yield :||48 HL/Ha|
|Production :||900 bottles /year|
|Characteristics :||Colour : ruby red with hints of purple|
Nose : small red and black fruits, spices and liquorice.
Palate : ample and perfectly balanced. A well-structured palate supported by good quality tannins.
|Keeping :||Maturity from 5 years|
Ageing potential: 10 to 15 years depending on vintage
In Burgundy, numerous lieux dit (named places) are found that evoke « white » earth (blanche), or at least lighter-coloured than elsewhere. Les Blanchards also take their name from a soil composed of small calcareous stones.
Vines face east, south-east, at 250m elevation and lie on limestone soils. The parcel is in the heart of the village.
Growing, vinification, ageing
From vine growing through to vinification, each process is balanced as a function of the vintage to create the best wines and preserve the typicity of terroir. Ageing is in oak barrels; we use one third of new oak for this appellation.
Limpid, of ruby red colour with nuances varying from purple to garnet. The nose is marked by aromas of small red and black fruits. The palate shows lovely balance between acidity and tannins. It is a structured wine, full of energy and giving the impression of crunching into blackcurrant berries.
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru « Les Blanchards », served at a temperature of 16 to 18°C, goes very well to finish off a meal, with mature cheeses or chocolate desserts.