Les Héritiers Saint Genys – Santenay, Mercurey, Morgon
In 2011, Patrice du Jeu, restaurateur in Paris acquired Le Clos Marcilly, in Mercurey at the same time as the Chassagne-Montrachet property and the Morgon vineyard. The approach is artisanal and the philosophy is based on attachment to the terroirs, respect for the vines and passion for wine. Clos Marcilly is the emblematic vineyard of the estate, in monopoly since 2016, it comes from an exceptional plot of Mercurey. Entirely enclosed by walls, this parcel of 7.5 hectares in total is thus protected from the worst frosts. In Santenay, the vineyard extends over approximately 3 hectares in a single block at the place called “Les Prarons”. Situated on clay-limestone slopes, it reveals the character of Santenay and gives supple and fairly fleshy wines. Finally, located to the west of the hamlet of Morgon, in the southernmost part of the appellation, the 17 hectare vineyard is on a gently sloping hillside, facing south-east, at an altitude of between 350 and 400 metres. The soil, marked by erosion and very stony, gives Morgon the fleshy fruitiness of the great Beaujolais.