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a postcard from morey st.denis

morey st.denisFriday was picture-postcard perfect weather. At this time of year you finally get the mix of red and yellow leaves on the vines that delineate the vineyards so well – perhaps it will last as long as this pleasant 20° heat before the leaves will finally fall – it’s very pretty while it lasts. The late heat of this Indian Summer can be seen with renewed growth on many vines – new green shoots showing on the top of many.

Tasting mainly 2006’s but a few early 2007’s for good measure too, we started our day in Fixin, had a short visit in Gevrey, moved to Morey for lunch, then there was Nuits before stopping just north of Ladoix and finally in Beaune. It wasn’t planned that way, but the last call saw us leaving the cellars at 8:15pm…

Lunch was a simple affair sat, watching the world go by in front of the Boulangerie/Cafe in the centre of Morey – it’s where many of the locals eat at 6 Euros for the ‘warm plate’. Here you can also join in a little sport; counting the potential routes for cars to circumnavigate the small cross that acts as a tiny roundabout in front of the shop – then as part B you can count the apparent ways to park too – it seems anything goes!

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