Marc Morey Chassgane Montrachet En Virondot 1er Cru 2021


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Region: Burgundy
Grapes: Chardonnay
First Glance: Orchid Fruits, Intense, Mineral Driven, Age-worthy
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:
Burghound - 92pts
"A whiff of phenolic character is present on the pretty and even cooler nose of various white orchard fruit scents that are liberally laced with citrus nuances. The sleek, intense and markedly mineral-driven middle weight flavours terminate in a chiseled, youthfully austere and bitter lemon rind-inflected finale. I very much like the sense of underlying tension and this is lovely, not to mention capable of rewarding up to a decade of ageing."