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Albert Morot

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Albert Morot is a name that resonates with tradition and passion in the world of Burgundy wines. The domaine’s roots stretch back to the early 19th century, when Philibert Jacques Angélique Morot began selling wine from his vineyard, shipped by horse-drawn carriage. It was Albert Morot in 1880, who continued the business under his own name, establishing a legacy which would endure through generations. 

The Château de la Creusotte, built by Albert in 1898, stands as a symbol of the family’s resilience and dedication, especially during the phylloxera crisis when Albert seized the opportunity to expand the estate. The post-war era brought challenges, yet the Morot family persevered, with Guy Choppin taking the reins in 1952 and gradually reviving sales. 

In 2000, Geoffroy Choppin de Janvry, a great-nephew of Françoise Choppin, who had taken over in 1984, continued the quality program initiated by his aunt. His agronomic expertise led to the implementation of organic farming methods, culminating in the domaine’s first certified organic vintage in 2015. 

Today, Domaine Albert Morot is a testament to the family’s commitment to quality and respect for the land. It’s not just about the wines, which are indeed remarkable, but also about the personal stories of those who have shaped the domaine into what it is today—a winery of Burgundy’s winemaking heritage.