100% Burgundy Chardonnay. Nicely Oaked in the fine Burgundy style: Vatting: Oak barrels (50% to 75% new oak) for 6 weeks to 2 months. Ageing In oak barrels for 14 to 16 months. Proportion of new barrels: 30% to 50 %
Located in central Burgundy in the southern
part of the Côte de Beaune, the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation along
with Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet constitute the prestigious "Côte
des blancs". Morgeot includes several “climats” near the Abbey of
Morgeot, to the south of the village. In the Middle Ages, these lands
belonged to the Abbey of Maizières, who cleared the land to plant vines
and construct the buildings necessary for the production of wine. One
can say that Morgeot is to the Côte de Beaune what Clos-de-Vougeot is to
the Côte de Nuits. The second peculiarity of this vineyard is that it
is planted with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Tasting:Very fine and mineral, this wine
develops aromas of green tea and citrus fruit, which with ageing will
evolve towards notes of dried fruit and rare spices. Very intense, it is
full-bodied and well structured with mild tannins that provide nice
overall equilibrium. Remarkable, long-lasting flavors.
Food/wine pairing: Ideal with fine fish and shellfish but also with white meats, poultry in sauce and full-flavored cheeses. (Personal Note: This wine is great with a ripe Camembert)
A phenomenal White!