Clos Marey‑Monge is a collection of different micro-climates and soil types. Each of our seven terroirs – Simone, Les Paules, Grands Champs, Chantrerie, 75 Rangs, Micault, and Émilie – is a different composition of limestone, iron-rich clay, alluvium and other minerals essential to Pinot Noir. Centuries of savoir-faire contribute to our knowledge of how to get the most from each plot and produce a blend that reveals the complexity of our wines each year.
A deep, elegant, and sophisticated Pinot Noir. The nose shows aromas of powder and red fruits, as well as notes of smokiness, all bringing great complexity to the wine. The palate is fresh, revealing firm tannins and a well-rounded structure. Drinkable today, but also ageable for decades.
Clos Marey-Monge sits on top of the Avant-Dheune Valley dejection cone, a geological structure that allows even greater Pinot Noir growing conditions to flourish. The cherished terroir of Pommard, and its 27 identified climats, have been cultivated and carefully preserved for thousands of years by the many protectors of the land. But it is the 150 million year history of the earth and dirt beneath these famed soils that has contributed most to Clos Marey-Monge’s enduring popularity.
Four years ago, we began our collaboration with Nature in Clos Marey‑Monge. The opportunity to create a biodynamic ecosystem in a 20-hectare clos surrounded by a two-meter-high stone wall was too significant not to try. What we have witnessed is incredible. Our soils are alive. One-hundredyear-old vines that were bearing little fruit are producing good yields. Producing better tasting wines and preserving the world all of us depend upon is a powerful idea whose time has come.
Blending is not only an expression of the terroir. It is also the expression of a man. The winemaker’s job is to extrapolate, anticipate the mixed evolutions of each plot. He puts in them the accent that will give, in addition to the expression of the year and terroir, the stamp that he would like to these wines. From the first blends up to the bottling and aging in the cellar, the road is long and the dialogue between man and nature permanent and fascinating.