First mentioned as far back as 1120, fourteenth century Morey was a place of asylum for Cistercian monks who appeared to have possessed numerous vineyards and even a winery by 1306. The appellation extends from Chambolle-Musigny to Gevrey-Chambertin and covers around 148 hectares, 80% of which are planted with grapes for red wines. Girard is in fact the name of the owner of this vineyard plot two centuries previously, a Mr Girard de Fropiac. "Traits" then "Très" means "Crais", types of sand or gravel that dominate the terrain or make up its bottom.
" The vintage " Très Girard " of Michel Magnien is a wine possessing a beautiful thorough volume, very present but velvety tannins as one pleases. The vintage wine is greedy and fruity."