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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Morgeot' Domaine Vincent et Sophie Morey 2021

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Chardonnay Collection by Philglas & Swiggot

  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: 2021
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Origin: Chassagne Montrachet / Burgundy / France
  • Grapes: Chardonnay

Description

The Morey family's history in Chassagne-Montrachet dates back to the 17th century, and they have been making wine for more than a century.

Vincent, who physically resembles his father Bernard, has taken over the latter’s cellar near the Abbaye de Morgeot. He is married to Sophie, from Santenay, though she is the other principal owner with the Moreys of Chassagne premier cru Les Embrazées: did they meet while working in those vines?

The combined domaine is now 20 hectares in total, although some wines are still sold off in bulk. Vincent Morey is keen on lees-stirring, though having noted that it takes about two weeks for the suspended lees to fall clear, he now does his bâtonnage once a fortnight instead of every week, as his father used to do.

The wines of both père and fils have an engaging plumpness. The barrel regime is relatively standard across the cellar: 50 per cent new wood for the red premiers crus, while typically the whites receive 40 per cent each new and one-year-old wood, with the balance made up by two-year-old barrels. Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot is on of the domaine's flagship premier cru, since Vincent and Sophie’s marriage brought the two largest holdings together. It is usually a full, rich, ageworthy example with an intense mineral core.