Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Chassagne-Montrachet

1er Cru "Morgeot"

The Morgeot appellation covers several ‘climats’, neighbouring the Abbey of Morgeot. In the Middle Ages, these lands belonged to the Abbey of Maizières, who stripped the area to plant vines and construct the buildings necessary for exploitation.
A parallel may be drawn, if we say that Morgeot is to Côte de Beaune, what Clos de Vougeot is to Côte de Nuits.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area: 58 ha 16 a 08 ca
Exposition: East, South
Soil: Chalky on top
         More Clayey below
Grape Variety: Chardonnay

The producer we work with provides us with high-quality musts, which we vinify and mature in our cellars in Nuits St Georges.   They benefit from the same technical means and the same attention as our other Côte d’Or wines.
The wine is then matured in oak barrels for 13 to 15 months, in nineteenth century vaulted cellars which provide ideal conditions for raising wines. The proportion of new oak, which is susceptible to variations according to the vintage, represents on average one third of the cuvée.  The barrels come from a high-quality barrel maker and have been rigorously selected for their fine grain and light toast.

Our Tasting Notes:

A pale yellow colour. The delicate mix of fine floral aromas and woody scents makes the nose complex.  The attack is round. On the palate, this wine has beautiful structure with very satisfactory acidity which counterbalances the sensation of smoothness and fullness from being raised in oak.  It is rich, and really long-lasting.

Suggestions

Serve at: 10°C to 12°C
Serve with: Fish, Salmon Terrine, Cheese Pastries, Vol au Vent
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years

This Chassagne-Montrachet "Morgeot" has an expressive and powerful nose with grilled praline  and floral aromas. After a round attack, this wine is beautiful on the palate - slightly woody and very long. Full, generous and sophisticated, it's a very fine Chassagne-Montrachet.

Tasting Date : May 2010

A brilliant and clear pale yellow with green tints. This Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot's nose is intense and complex, dominated by floral, praline and vanilla notes. On the palate, this wine shows itself to be rich and sophisticated with very long lasting aromas. Its fatness and roundness are counterbalanced by a certain acidity which gives it interesting tension. A very pleasant, opulent wine.

Tasting Date : April 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 88-90/100

A very light yellow with golden glimmers. The nose is rich and complex with woody vanilla scents, brioche, and yellow fruits like mango or pineapple. This wine is full and round on the palate with a touch of wood still present. This Chassagne-Montrachet is beautifully poised between roundness and acidity. Its quite long finish with grilled notes makes this a pleasant wine to taste.

Tasting Date : April 2008

 
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