Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 1er Cru ‘Les Vergers’ Domaine Marc Morey 2013
Domaine Marc Morey, Chassagne Montrachet
“Bernard Mollard and Sabine are consistently producing a stream of successful, immensely attractive wines. The cellar was enlarged a few years ago and the future is highly promising.”
Remington Norman & Charles Taylor MW, The Great Domaines of Burgundy (3rd Edition)
Son-in-Law to Marc Morey, Bernard Mollard has successfully held the reins of this family-owned 9 hectares estate for a number of years. His steady, very reliable winemaking expertise continues to evolve increasingly in the hands of his daughter Sabine, ensuring a constancy of quality year after year, despite the vagaries of the climatic conditions each vintage. The cellars and office are located in the fine 19th century coaching inn that has been the family home for over a century. Bernard Mollard has worked hard to raise the standards here, lowering yields and using a judicious percentage of new oak. All the major critics now list this address as one of the stars of the appellation.
Typically, here, yields have been lowered to well below 40hl/ha and the grapes are meticulously hand-harvested to allow for careful and optimal selection. After pressing and some settling, the white musts are vinified in stainless steel with temperature control. The young wines are then moved into oak barrels where, following bâtonnage on fine lees, they undergo malolactic conversion and subsequent ageing. The wines are racked after 10 months. Each year 25 to 30% of the barrels are new. After fining and filtering, bottling takes place in the September after harvest.
The expressive Chassagne Montrachet Blanc is brimming with white peach, apricot blossom, wet stone, tea and citrus. Generous with a vibrant acidity, it has a great sense of harmony and balance. Recommended.
Grape: 100% Chardonnay