Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot 2019

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An opulent and charming Chassagne Montrachet, displaying a complex bouquet of tropical notes, honey and mineral nuances. Rich and full bodied with a finely balanced acidity, this has a superb sense of harmony and an everlasting finish.

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£74.50

RRP: £89.50 (save 17%)

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Winery: Marc Morey

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Domaine Marc Morey was established in 1919 by Ferand Morey and has been passed through the generations through his son Marc , to the current young and talented winemaker Sabine Mollard, the daugher of Bernard Mollard and his wife, who is Marc Morey's daughter. The old cellar lies under their magnificent home, which was a former coaching inn and Marc Morey's family home for 100 years. Domaine Marc Morey's wines have become world renowned since the mid- nineties, producing some of the finest Chassagne Montrachets.

The 1er Cru vineyard ‘En Virondot’ covers just over two hectares and sits at 350 metres elevation at the top of the Chassagne Montrachet village, on a prime stretch of south east facing slopes. Domaine Marc Morey owns 95% of the vineyard and the remaining 5% does not declare any En Virondot, making this wine a ‘label’ monopole. This 1er Cru site is difficult to cultivate, there is very little topsoil in the vineyard. The rock is Bathonian limestone which is close to the surface, but the pale, chalky topsoil is ideal for growing Chardonnay as it produces wines with distinct freshness. The vines have an average age of 25 to 30 years and in pursuit of quality, the yields have been lowered to well below 40 hectolitres per hectare. The vineyards are sustainably cultivated. The work undertaken in the vineyard is meticulous; they try not to disturb the flow of the sap promoting the natural health of the vine. Strict debudding takes place in order to concentrate the sugars in the remaining buds and the vines and canopies are sufficiently ventilated to avoid disease.

The hand-harvested grapes were carefully sorted. Fermentation started in temperature controlled stainless steel vats where malolactic conversion took place. The fermenting must was transferred to barrel halfway through fermentation, where it was completed in oak. Maturation took place in medium-toast French oak barrels, of which 20 to 25% were new; the barrels are used for four years before being replaced.

 
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RRP £89.50
Vintage 2019
Alcoholic strength 13.5%
Serve with Poultry and weightier seafood dishes
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion ChassagneMontrachet 1er Cru
Grapes Chardonnay 100%
Dry/Sweet value 1
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan No
Milk Yes
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No
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