Located north of the village of Morey-Saint-Denis and adjacent to the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos de la Roche is at altitudes ranging between 250 and 300m. It is the largest walled vineyard classified as a Grand Cru in Morey-Saint-Denis.
SoilThe soil is stony and shallow, supported by large blocks of rock and covered in places by a thin layer of topsoil with a lower portion containing brown limestone soil.
Grape variety100 % Pinot Noir.
VinificationTraditional Burgundian vinification in open vats with long maceration and punching of the cap. Aged in oak barrels (50 to 60% new oak) for 14 to 18 months to lend harmony to the wine and ensure optimal maturity.
RobeSplendid deep ruby red in colour.
NoseDelicate nuances of strawberry and violet shine through first, opening up to a touch of anise and tobacco along with mentholated notes.
PalateRiche and well balanced, this structured wine boasts flavours of fresh, juicy fruit. The finish is intense and flavourful with jammy notes and a hint of spice.
Serve withThis Grand Cru is the perfect match for choice cuts of beef, as well as game and full-flavoured cheeses. Pheasant with chestnuts, beef tenderloin in truffle sauce, or hare “à la royale” would more than do it justice. When it comes to dessert, serve it with a Manjari chocolate dacquoise and quince compote or a stracciatella mousse with strawberry-mint sorbet.