Domaine Marc Morey et Fils, Chassagne Montrachet, 1er Cru Blanc, En Virondot 2016

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Chardonnay

One of the rising stars of the famous appellation, the Domaine is run by Bernard Mollard and his wife, Marie-Jo, daughter of the eponymous Marc. This estate has quietly established a reputation as a fine source of elegant, expertly made Chassagne. Yields are well below 40 hecalitres a hectare and all harvesting is by hand. Some new oak is used for ageing adding to the complexity. These wines with their fat silky texture, show spice flavours and great length.

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France

About This Wine...

This is the highest altitude of the Chassagne Premier Cru’s, almost in the woods above the town. Of the 2.1ha that actually exist of Virondot, Marc Morey owns 2ha of them – the other .1ha is in the possession of a different owner who just refuses to sell. He also sells all his grapes to Morey, so in effect it is a monopoly. All Virondot appears under one label!

“The 2016 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot was reduced from sixty to twenty-six barrels because of the frost. Often cited as one of the domaine’s best crus, it boasts one of the most intense aromatics from the domaine this year with scents of white peach, walnut oil, linseed and just a slight petrol-like aroma in the background. The palate is well balanced but certainly rich and powerful, sporting an almost viscous texture and a gorgeous, honeyed finish that caresses the mouth. I love the depth and drive of this Virondot, a great success for winemaker Sabine Morey in a challenging vintage. Drink 2019 – 2015.”

92/100 Robert Parker 2017

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