A rare essence

In the region, the Morta is nicknamed the black gold, in parallel with the white salt Guérande salt. There are few places in the world where one can find what has been several thousand years old: some areas have been spotted in the Somme, Germany and Ireland. Its rarity makes it valuable.

Philippe Nerrière from his workshop located in Guérande produces objects of care, decoration and accessories for wine. He works only the Morta.

After extracting from the marsh what is being fossilized, many steps are needed to obtain a result of this raw and natural material. Among these 2 are crucial: the drying of this wood and its finish to give it life.

Chêne avant sa transformation en Morta Marais de Brière Morta en cours de fossilisation