Gérard & Pierre Morin

France, Loire, Sancerre



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Morin harkens back to the past with the certainty that great wine can only be made from low yields and grapes that are harvested by hand. For all his wines in every vintage, Morin practices Lutte Raisonée farming in the vines without ever using herbicides or chemical fertilizers. In every vintage (with his severe pruning and selection at harvest) Morin has on average a meager 40 hl/ha. For us he sets aside his oldest vines from various parcels, including Chene Marchand which makes the richest most intense wine he offers. The Vieilles Vignes cuvée is very ripe, complex and just the paradigm of Sancerre on the nose. Linger over the bouquet and judge every other Sancerre you experience by this. On the palate it is concentrated, tight and profound with a perfect web of fruit and mineral tones and exquisite finish.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Sancerre Rosé Pinot Noir 30 years Limey soils Sustainable
Sancerre Vieilles Vignes Sauvignon Blanc 40 years Chalky soils Sustainable
Sancerre "Chêne Marchand" Sauvignon Blanc 25 years Chalky soils and white stones Sustainable
Sancerre Cuvée Ovide Sauvignon Blanc 60+ years Caillottes Sustainable
Sancerre "Chant de L'Orme" Sauvignon Blanc 45 years 45 years Sustainable
Sancerre Rouge Pinot Noir 30 years Clay and Caillottes Sustainable
Sancerre "Bellechaume Rouge"  Pinot Noir 15 years Clayey-chalky soil Sustainable