This is the top wine from Sancerre superstars, Gerard and Pierre Morin. They craft it from a small plot of 50-year-old vines, planted on gravelly limestone which in turn creates an elegant, pure and concentrated expression of Sauvignon Blanc. The old vines, combined with extended lees ageing, gives an incredible texture and finesse. We searched long and hard to find THE Sancerre for The Sourcing Table, and have consistently been blown away by Morin's 'Ovide'. A spectacular wine.
Only available in limited quantities and exclusively from The Sourcing Table in the UK.Click here to watch us tasting this wine with Jamie Goode, on the 10th episode of our Table Tastings.
Minerally nose, really quite fine and distinctive. Tighter and less fruity and more stony than most Sancerres. Very ambitious. There’s a heck of a lot of ‘intention’ here in a wine that tastes much more youthful than it is. Tastes as though it may evolve very interestingly. 13%, Drink 2022 – 2028.
Gerard and Pierre Morin are a father and son team rejuvenating their family's tiny, historic estate in Bué, Sancerre. Their hard work has earned them a reputation for crafting some of this famous villages purest expressions of Sauvignon Blanc.
They focus is on quality instead of quantity. Their yields are low, but they work hard to focus their vines energy into producing a small amount of stunning fruit. Harvest is all done by hand with meticulous sorting prior to vinification. Pierre prefers natural methods in the vineyards and winery, avoiding herbicides and using natural yeasts for fermentation. All whites are vinified in stainless steel tanks and left to mature on lees for several months.
Pierre has the lions share of the business these days, with his father Gerard happily taking a step back after 20 years at the helm. He has brought these wines to the next level; drawing on his wealth of experience outside of Sancerre, including in the Adelaide Hills and at the prestigious Burgundy winery Domaine Dujac.
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