Santenay Vieilles Vignes
At the southern end of the illustrious Côte d'Or, just southwest of Chassagne-Montrachet, the Santenay appellation is a productive one—only Gevrey, Beaune and Meursault make more wine—but modest in terms of terroir quality and thus reputation. That said, there are good-quality wines to be found from in and around its 14 premier crus. The best of those is the Clos des Tavannes, next door to which is the Prorons Dessus lieu-dit, in which Thomas Morey has Pinot Noir vines dating back to the 1950's. This gentle slope features light, shallow, brown soils rich in limestone.