Marc Morey Chassgane Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er Cru 2021


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Region: Burgundy
Grapes: Chardonnay
First Glance: Ripe, Stonefruits, Detailed, Racy
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 ripe yet cool nose also features notes of white peach, citrus zest, mineral reduction and a background touch of wood. The racy, intense and beautifully detailed medium weight flavors possess ample volume and richness while displaying fine depth on the balanced, markedly stony and strikingly persistent finish. This is also worth considering."