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