Domaine Sylvain Morey
Sylvain Morey is the son of Jean-Marc Morey from Chassagne-Montrachet, whose wines adorned our range for many years. After Jean-Marc's retirement In 2014, the vineyard plots were divided between Sylvan and his sister Caroline.
The driven Sylvain left Burgundy much earlier, determined to find his own way and had founded a wine estate in the Luberon, much further south. His experience on this own project, combined with the deep knowledge he gained from his father, has made Sylvain a thoughtful yet confident winemaker, one who respects the traditional way his father worked, but also brings out his own sensibility. He immediately planned to split his time between Chassagne and Luberon and keep the same cellar where his father has always worked. With his first releases in 2014, his mark on the wines is clear. The wines have a little more power than those of his father, are richer in structure but have retained the substantial mineral side. Sylvain's Burgundian heritage really shows his high standards of production. Harvests here can be quite late due to the cooler and relatively dry climate. All the fruit for Sylvain's wines is harvested by hand, with a strict selection made in the vineyards. Fermentations for both white and red are allowed to start spontaneously with native yeasts. He tries to make a soft extraction for the red wines with minimal remontages and no pigeage (stirring the must). Once fermentation is complete, the wines are aged in various sized barrels or concrete tanks before bottling with only minimal filtration when required.