at last, a genavrières..



There’s always a little excitement when you find something that you’ve never tasted before, and finally this year I came across a bottling of Morey St.Denis 1er Les Genavrières. This 1er cru is a constituent part of many MSD 1er blends, but apart from the Domaine des Monts Luisants and more recently the Le Moine (both of which I’d never seen) I wasn’t aware of other standalone versions – then this ‘popped up’ – and from an interesting source too! The Les Routiers truck-stop restaurant in Morey is a fun place, and indeed a regular haunt when the Très Girard needs too much time, but it turns out that the owner also owns a few vines – some of which are in Genavrières. A friend makes and bottles the wine for him. I’d not heard of the producer on the label – who’s maybe also worth a visit – but you can buy a bottle of this in the restaurant for less than €30…

2008 Ferreira-Peirazeau, Morey St.Denis 1er Les Genavrières
Medium colour. That’s a good start – the nose is a fine, wispy, high-toned affair with pretty red fruits. In the mouth you have a modestly proportioned but lithe and pretty wine that again majors on the red fruit spectrum. It isn’t a wine of outright 1er cru weight, more an insinuating and largely convincing conversationalist. I really enjoyed this, and over 3 nights too. Yum.
Rebuy – Yes

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There is one response to “at last, a genavrières..”

  1. Phil Eaves7th November 2013 at 3:58 pmPermalinkReply

    I would hazard a guess that they are related to Gerard Peirazeau of the same local, who owns some Premier and Grand cru, they also produce a Genavrieres.
    cheers Phil
    PS There is also now a white available from this 1er! .

    • billn7th November 2013 at 9:24 pmPermalinkReply

      Always ahead of the curve Phil – now I can’t wait to find the white one!

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