Domaine Marc Morey, Chassagne Montrachet Blanc 1er Cru ‘Les Vergers’ 2019

£66.00 (75cl)

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SKU: BUMY0019B

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Bristled with tension and nervous energy. Its habitually keen-edged personality is clearly evident.

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Characteristic of the wine: bold and full-bodied wine, full on the palate with aromas of dried fruit; mineral and harmonious

About the producer

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.



Regions Vintage Report:

"The 2019 Burgundy vintage signature is one of low yields and yet high quality. Spring frost and then damp, windy weather at flowering in June resulted in significant loss of potential crop size. Some growers have seen their crops depleted by as much as 50%. Both coulure and millerandage were much in evidence. However, it was the very warm, dry conditions of the summer that were the most telling ingredient, resulting in concentrated acidity, sugar as well as aromatics and flavour. The best red wines offer a style that is both rich and concentrated whilst also retaining marked freshness. The flavours are intense, pure and focused with no sense of excess. The tannin profile is one of tempered shape and structure, framed with beautifully sculpted, creamy dark fruit. The potential for a long sojourn in the cellar is very much in evidence thanks to the wine’s ripe maturity and beautiful balance. Following on from the charm of the 2018s, this new vintage offers a much more emphatically impressive set of credentials, comprising all the necessary attributes for being considered amongst the ranks of top Burgundy vintages. Not least amongst these attributes is the fine consistency the wines exhibit. The best white wines, too, deserve to be championed. They also offer, somewhat surprisingly, a fabulous combination of elevated ripeness alongside telling acidity and freshness, a phenomenon that is not that often seen in white Burgundy. Whilst the 2019 white wines may not possess the bristling pristine, mineral edge and linearity of the 2014s or the best 2018s, it is clear that the most skilled winemakers understand much better nowadays how to cope with warm weather vintages. The best wines have retained fine shape and scope with expressive aromatics and tempered richness. Chablis too shows fine concentration and aromatic intensity. There is evident power & weight with the very best wines retaining sufficient minerality and acidity." Neil Sommerfelt MW, Consultant December 2020

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