Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 1er Cru ‘Les Embrazées’ Domaine Thomas Morey 2017/2018
Thomas Morey, Chassagne Montrachet
Thomas Morey, the younger son of Bernard, has set up his cellar in the old family house in Chassagne. He‘s working 8 hectares and has already established himself as one of the young stars of the appellation. His style is different from his father, in being slightly leaner and tighter, and closer to the modern interpretation of white Burgundy.
Completely abandoned after the phylloxera crisis, the Embrazées (sometimes written as "Embazées") vineyard was resuscitated as part of a plan organized by Thomas' grandfather, Albert Morey, in the late 1950's. The vines in this Morey bottling were planted in 1961 and are considered by the domaine to be its finest parcel in all of Chassagne. Embrazées lies at the far southeastern corner of Chassagne, with two of its borders formed by the Baudines premier cru (where Morey also has a small holding) and the appellation of Santenay. It is a gentle slope of very stony, shallow, red soil rich in fossils. The Moreys find the wine to be quite
'Concentrated as well as highly aromatic with white fruits and flowers in its youth, in need ideally of about five years to begin to reveal itself fully'
Grape 100% Chardonnay