A true great among winemakers, Pierre Morey, former winemaker at Domaine Leflaive, runs his own Domaine alongside his daughter aswell as the extremely successful négociant business, Morey Blanc. The wines, aged in deep cool cellars in Meursault are made in a very racy, incisive style that, while closed when young, open up into some the Burgundy’s more vital and expressive wines. The vineyards are run biodynamically and the wines are fermented in steel tank before ageing in a 20-40% new oak barriques.
Prior to appellation contrôlée in 1939 Bâtard used to be a vineyard of 20.37 hectares, encompassing the Criots and Bienvenue Grand Crus as well as some Chassagne 1er Crus. Today it is still one of the largest white Grands Crus in Burgundy, encompassing 11.97ha. As a big vineyard, and given that it spans both the Puligny and Chassagne communes, style can vary. Generally speaking, though, Bâtard will tend to be a full-bodied, rich and particularly borad-shouldered example of white Burgundy.