2020 Domaine Marc Morey & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc
Winemaker Bernard and Sabine Mollard is a specialist in making terroir-type Burgundies such as those from Saint-Aubin, Chasssagne-Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet in various gradations. Respect for the terroir is the keyword at Marc Morey. The vines are pruned for optimum yields. The soil is worked all year round. For several years now, the estate has been located in Chassagne Montrachet near Beaune in the Côte-d'Or department.
This Marc Morey & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc is a 100% Chardonnay coming from a vineyard located on a clay-limestone soil. After manual picking, alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under strict temperature control. The young wine is then transferred to 1-year-old oak barrels where it rests on its own sediment until the end of the malolactic fermentation, with regular 'bâtonnage' (stirring) of the 'groin'. This strengthens the mineral character of the wine and gives more structure and creaminess. After 10 months, the wine is drained, clarified and (depending on the vintage year) lightly filtered before bottling. The result is a Chassagne-Montrachet that is fresh and well balanced. Light straw yellow in the glass with a nose of white flowers, light citrus, hints of vanilla and brioche and nothing too much. In the mouth a good texture with good persistence in the aftertaste. A delicious wine with refined charcuterie and of course perfect with fish.
Marc Morey is a respected Burgundian wine producer based in the Côte de Beaune region of Burgundy, France. The Morey family has a long history of winemaking and their wines are highly regarded for their quality and expression of the terroir in this renowned wine region.
Marc Morey's History
Marc Morey is a family business with a history that goes back several generations. The estate was founded in the early 20th century by Fernand Morey. Over time, the wine tradition was passed down through the family. The estate has vineyards in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, in the villages of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet. These two villages are known for producing some of the world's best white Burgundy wines, especially from Chardonnay grapes. Marc Morey focuses on producing high quality white Burgundy wines, including village level wines, Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines. They are best known for their Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet wines. These wines are highly sought after by wine lovers and collectors.
Terroir and production of Marc Morey
Marc Morey is celebrated for their ability to express the specific terroir of the vineyards they come from. The winery's commitment to preserving the unique characteristics of each vineyard is a hallmark of their winemaking approach. The winemaking process at Marc Morey emphasizes traditional Burgundian techniques, including careful manual harvesting, minimal intervention in the cellar and the use of oak barrels for maturation. These practices allow the wines to develop complexity and depth while retaining their freshness. Many Burgundian producers, including Marc Morey, have increasingly adopted sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in their vineyards and wineries. These practices are aimed at preserving the integrity of the land and the long-term health of the vineyards.
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Round, Full, White fruit
|Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch