The village of Chassagne-Montrachet (Click HERE to take a look around) has a reputation for producing some of the world’s finest Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since 1919, Domaine Marc Morey has been working diligently to enhance that reputation, exploiting some of the finest vineyards in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or.
As noted by the Wine Advocate, Domaine Marc Morey has been “quietly going about producing some of Chassagne’s finest whites” for the last hundred years. Upon his return from fighting in WW1, Fernand Morey founded the estate in 1919. Marc Morey took over in 1944 following his father’s death, with the holdings growing over subsequent generations. Today the estate is run by Marc’s granddaughter, Sabine Mollard, who has promoted the virtues of lutte raisonée, or sustainable viticulture, in all of her vineyards, ensuring the best grapes reach her wines with minimal intervention, using natural or organic treatments only when absolutely necessary.
“Sabine Mollard is one of the unsung heroes in Chassagne-Montrachet… extremely consistent in recent years and a bit of a “hidden secret” – so just keep it between us.” Neal Martin, Vinous
With the 2020 Burgundy En Primeur campaign well underway, we are delighted to offer three wines from this highly regarded estate.
“One of the domaine’s best offerings” according to Vinous’ Neal Martin and scoring 92-94 points, Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot 2020 offers excellent value for money at £270 per case of 6. Sourced from their En Virondot 1er Cru site, the domain owns all but a tiny portion of this lieu-dit, effectively creating a monopole as the other owner does not declare their wine as En Virondot. 2020 was the warmest vintage in Burgundy for 20 years and as the highest Chassagne 1er Cru, at 350 metres, En Virondot is known to come into its own during these hotter years. Famed for its aging potential Sabine Mollard says of En Virondot “I’ve had 20–25 year old bottles that have been wonderful”.
Another well priced offering from Domaine Marc Morey is their Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers 2020. There is more minerality on show here thanks to the limestone soils found in the Les Vergers vineyard. Again coming in at £270 per case of 6, Neal Martin notes “fine energy and good concentration on the finish, this is an excellent Chassagne that should age well in the cellar” awarding 91-93 points.
Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes 2020 comes in at a slightly lower price-point, £265 per case of 6. Described as “pretty and appealing” by Neal Martin, this is a fantastic entry into the world of Domaine Marc Morey.
Finally we have the Domaine Marc Morey Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles at £390 per case of 6. Hailing from the prime real-estate of the Les Pucelles site in Puligny-Montrachet, Marc Morey replanted the parcel back in the 1990s before it was split in two between Domaine Marc Morey and Domaine Morey-Coffinet. This is a wine that will only get better with time. Neal Martin describes it as “fresh and focused, displaying a sense of energy….great length and I foresee this ageing with style” awarding 92-94 points.
These are high quality wines, crafted in the unique burgundian style that deserve a place in any Burgundy lover’s cellar. So do let me know if you would like to order.
92-94 Points | Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Virondot 1er Cru, which unlike the other Premier Crus was taken from barrel, has a lovely bouquet with hazelnut, orange rind, wet granite and just a touch of praline. The palate is very well balanced with an irresistible peachy entry that segues into a gorgeous quince-tinged finish. Often one of the Domaine best offerings, this Virondot is another to add in a succession of great wines from this climat.
91-93 Points | Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Vergers 1er Cru has a touch more terroir-expression and mineralité on the nose compared to the Les Chenevottes. The palate is taut and fresh with kernels of orange rind and sour lemon. Fine energy and good concentration on the finish, this is an excellent Chassagne that should age well in the cellar.
Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes 2020 6x75cl
£265 per case 6
89-91 Points | Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chenevottes 1er Cru sees around 20-25% new oak. The nose offers lemon verbena, pear and a touch of nectarine, unfolding in the glass with neatly integrated oak. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite linear and strict with a touch of stem ginger and towards the waxy finish. Pretty and appealing, though I think the ‘19 will have more longevity.
92-94 Points | Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2020 Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 1er Cru has more mineralité and tension compared to the Les Referts, fresh and focused, displaying a sense of energy. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, fresh and spicier than the Les Referts with more weight on the finish. This has great length and I foresee this ageing with style.
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