Domaine Moreux: three centuries of history

L'histoire du Domaine Moreux

The origins of our Domaine go back to 1677 when Edme Corty laid the foundations of a small Domaine in Pouilly. André Moreux bought his first vines in 1702, but on the other side of the Loire, in Sancerre. It is incredible to think that their love of wine and the land would straddle 300 years of history and descend done through 12 generations!

These origins explain today our presence in the appellation of Pouilly-Fumé, and more exactly les loges, and in Sancerre at Chavignol. These two regal appellations of Sauvignon Blanc were united in 1955 by the marriage of Jeannine Corty and Raymond Moreaux, direct descendants of Edme and André. As a wedding present their parents gave them a 4.5 hectares parcel of vineyards on a hillside – the ‘Loge Aux Moines’.

The Loge aux Moines

This parcel is part of the original vineyard of Pouilly, and was in fact the first cultivated one in the appellation by the Benedictine monks of the 11th century. They were the winemakers of their age, great herbalists, and had a direct link to nature, and they quickly understood that this place was ideal for growing vines.

Facing due South, overlooking the Loire, it benefits from the first rays of sunlight, more warmth throughout the day, and also an exceptional terroir, 100% kimmeridgian marl, with poor fertility, where the concentration of limestone is the highest in Pouilly. Thus in their eyes it was a natural place to plant vines.

La Loge aux Moines

The Domaine des Vingtinières

Domaines des Vingtinières

Patrice Moreux, the only son of Jeannine and Raymond, was given the keys to the house in 1979. He looked to preserve, improve and build on his inheritance. In 1996 his curiosity and passion for wine took him to a new, but not so different place - the ‘Domaine des Vingtinières’.

This vineyard in Provence, at the heart of the appellation Côte de Provence, surrounded by the Maures mountains, benefits from a microclimate and an exceptional terroir, made up of red earth and rock generally known as the ‘Permian plateau’. This too is an area destined to grow vines.

The story continues…

Today this fine story continues with the sons – Arnaud and Julien Moreux – who have worked respectively at the family Domaine since 2009 and 2011.

In each bottle from the vineyards of Patrice Moreux you will above all be tasting the passion, the knowledge and a constant search for the truth, a philosophy where nature is the queen, leaving no place for any chemical interference or external yeasts. All ferments are natural and our wines are made with the greatest of respect for their terroir.

Julien et Arnaud Moreux

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