Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers 2021


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Region: Burgundy
Grapes: Chardonnay
First Glance: Mineral Driven, Citrus, Nutty, Long
Acclaim: 92pts

The Wine:

The pure, yet concentrated style of Domaine Marc Morey is why we have always been drawn to them. Here, they work with limited (25%) new oak, severely restricted yields and a desire to express their vineyards’ personality, rather than to impart their own. Hand-picked grapes are sorted and whole bunch pressed straight into temperature-controlled tanks where fermentation begins. Roughly halfway through the ferment, the liquid is run to barrel where it completes its fermentation. Here it undergoes malolactic fermentation and battonage (stirring of lees), before maturing on fine lees for 12 – 18 months.

The result is a range of Chassagnes that display their terroir with great transparency, backed by laser-like purity and mineral expression. With just the right amount of complexing artefact and an inherent richness from the natural concentration of low yields and old vines; the wines offer enjoyment when young. However, they are also structured and balanced enough to live for 20+ years at Premier Cru level. We have bottles to prove it! If you love mineral loaded terroir-driven white burgundy and haven’t tried these wines yet then don’t delay. Arguably amongst the finest bottles produced in Chassagne today.

The Review:
Neal Martin, Vinous Media - 92pts
"The 2021 Chassagne-Montrachet Vergers 1er Cru has a slightly more penetrating nose than the Vergers, more mineralité coming through with time. The palate is well balanced with fine grip and matière, lime and orange pith; it's very pretty towards the finish with almond and walnut on the aftertaste."