Domaine Eric Marey - A well-kept secret for generations
A well-kept secret for seven generations - that is the best way to describe Domaine Eric Marey. Finding it requires venturing high to the top of the small town of Pernand-Vergelesses, where it sits neatly tucked on each side of a steep winding street.
Eric Marey, proprietor and winemaker, greets you with light conviviality and genuine welcoming charm. But don’t let that cast doubt on the seriousness of his winemaking. Carrying on the tradition of his ancestors, Eric Marey makes small-lot wines of complexity and distinction. He holds 25 acres only of vineyards some in premier cru Pernand-Vergelesses and Savigny-lès-Beaunes, and some in grand cru Corton and Corton Charlemagne. The domaine releases 40,000 bottles each year, depending on the harvest. 2015 was only 20,000 bottles produced .
The vines (which include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligoté) are on average 30 years old, grown on limestone and marl, with a southeast to southwest exposure. Grapes are picked and sorted by hand and vinification is traditional, with the modern improvement of controlled fermentation temperature. Most of Eric Marey’s wines are all sold directly to the passionate and habitués in yearly allocation.