Valentin Morel


Domaine Morel, Jura

Valentin Morel in the vines

Valentin Morel studied winemaking in Alsace, where he was introduced and influenced by natural winemakers like Pierre Frick and Bruno Schueller. In 2014 Valentin joined the family domain that his grandfather opened  in 1978 (which stopped using herbicides in 1999). His arrival to the domaine laid the groundwork for its conversion to biodynamic agriculture. He produced his first vintage in 2014. 

Location

Jura

Appellations

Côtes du Jura

Size

10 hectares

Varieties cultivated

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Yields/Annual production

22 to 50hl per hectare

Age of the vines

35 to 60 year old

Wine making

Biodynamic, organic, hand harvested. No filtration on the wines except the Savagnin. Natural yeast, no additions.

Certification

Ecocert

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