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Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2018 - Domaine Vincent et Sophie Morey

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The land is located south of the village of Chassagne Montrachet, at the foot of the hill. The parcel of this appellation extends over 0.33 hectares. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The vines grow on very clayey soil, flat near the abbey of Morgeot but with a slight slope on the Embrazées side. This early ripening plot is always the first to be harvested and has a regular production.

wine description

The land is located south of the village of Chassagne Montrachet, at the foot of the hill. The parcel of this appellation extends over 0.33 hectares. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The vines grow on very clayey soil, flat near the abbey of Morgeot but with a slight slope on the Embrazées side. This early ripening plot is always the first to be harvested and has a regular production.

Climate

The 2018 harvest surprised us both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold and nature struggles to wake up. The weather heats up sharply in the first days of April. Development is so rapid that cooling is expected to slow down the vines a bit. May and June bring abundant rainfall. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. It is already very hot in late June and temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds. The harvest begins at the end of August. The quantity collected surprises us given the torrid summer experienced. Grapes show a good balance of sugar and acidity and health couldn't be better.

tasting notes

Golden yellow to the eye. The olfactory spectrum is articulated around notes of white pulp fruit, citrus fruits and vanilla, and then turns towards mineral nuances and toasted hazelnut memories. In the mouth it is generous, balanced and long in the complex aromatic trail.

aging capacity

Ready to drink wine with excellent evolution skills.

small tips

Taste it at a temperature of 12 ° -14 ° C. Serve with fish and white meats, such as veal, grilled or in a cream sauce.

Data sheet

Winery
Domaine Vincent et Sophie Morey
Denomination
AOC Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru
Variety
100% Chardonnay
Nation
France
Production area
Chassagne-Montrachet
Region
Burgundy
Year
2018
Gradation
13,5% vol.
Bottle
75 cl
In Vineyard
Limited use of any substance - Natural Wine
Vinification
In French oak barrels with two weekly stirring.
Yeast
Indigenous
Aging
In barrels (of which 40% new)
Match with
Fish
Typology
Bianco
Serving Temperature
Temperatura 12-14°C.
Ideal consumption
From 2021 To 2033
Our judgment
92/100 Very Big Wine
Allergens
Sulphites

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