My Favorite Wine…December 20, 2017

Thomas Morey

2015 Maranges ‘La Fussiere’

Regular Price $36.99

Sale Price $29.99


As we know, French inheritance laws can sometimes crete huge rifts in families. So it was heartening that brothers Thomas and Vincent Morey amicably continued to work together for a few years before going their separate ways. Very little has changed beyond property boundaries; Thomas and his wife Sylvie produce about 5,000 cases of (mostly white) wines annually, focusing on making very traditional Burgundies from their organically farmed holdings in Les Marangues, Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin and Beaune.

Maranges is the barely-attached, southernmost extension of the Côte d’Or, created only in 1989 and still a relatively obscure appellation. It comprises three villages, just beyond Santenay, among hills that curve away from the “golden slope” of the Côte d’Or to face due south. This Premier cru vineyard offers spectacular fruit that in the capable hands of Thomas Morey results in a great wine.

Black fruits and plumish aromas dominate, with the traditional Burgundian earthiness (or umani) accompanying the fruit flavors. Crisp and bright, the wine nonetheless shows good grip and weight with enough body to stand up to a roast and enough grace to dance with your Christmas goose (or duck).