Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 1er Cru ‘Morgeot’ Domaine Thomas Morey 2017
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.
Morgeot derives from two named plots: "Les Brussonnes" and "Les Fairendes". The first of these was planted in 1986 and is a recent acquisition which first was included in our cuvée of Morgeot in 2005. Half of the vines in "Les Fairendes" were planted in 1964 and the remainder in 1974."Les Brussonnes" is on a slight slope, the soil porous, shallow and with small stones overlying bedrock. "Les Fairendes" lies above "La Boudriotte" on deeper soil where rocks break the surface. Up-slope, the stony red soil is shallow but gets deeper lower down the slope where the soil is white, heavy, compacted and
This handsome portion of the Morgeot appellation produces excellent white wines - meaty, opulent, rich, unctuous and less mineral than those from "Ruchottes" or "Caillerets". These wines have real complexity. They are rich and well-balanced and need at least 5 to 7 years to reach their peak.
Grape 100% Chardonnay