2021 Domaine Sylvain Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc
Sylvain owns two vineyard plots of village wine in Chassagne Montrachet just below the village (Meix Goudard and Les Pierres) and with a total area of only 0.21 hectares, yielding just over 100 boxes of wine per year. Matured in barriques where about 25% is new, which gives a nice structure and extra backbone to the wine.
Sylvain Morey is the descendant of a family whose wine-growing history goes back 400 years, in Chassagne-Montrachet. Son of Jean-Marc Morey, a respected winemaker from the 1980s to 2014, and brother of winemaker Caroline Morey who is the wife of Pierre Yves Colin . Unsurprisingly, Sylvain Morey also studied oenology in Beaune and Dijon. After work experience in France and California, Sylvain returned to Burgundy. Soon after, in 1996, the need to discover more and a meeting with Ludmila led him to the Luberon, a large oyster-shell-shaped vineyard in the heart of Provence, north of Aix.
In 2014, Sylvain's father, Jean-Marc Morey, decided to split his eight-hectare estate. Sylvain and his sister Caroline (wife of Pierre-Yves Colin ) each received four hectares. The Sylvain plots are spread over the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet, Santenay and Saint-Aubin. He also inherited the family house at the bottom of the village. That same year he produced his first Burgundy wines under the Domaine Sylvain Morey label. However, with his deep Burgundian roots and strong self-assurance from his two decades of winemaking in the Luberon, Sylvain has already made an impact in the wine world with his confident viticultural style. His wines, both red and white, show enormous elegance and power, excellent mineral texture, finesse and they are age-worthy. Sylvain Morey is a name to watch.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Winery||Domaine Sylvain Morey|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|