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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2018

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2018

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Variety: Chardonnay
Country, Region: France, Burgundy
Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru

The Morgeot terroir owes its name to a hamlet which abuts Chassagne-Montrachet to the south. Half of the vines in Les Fairendes here have rocks that break the surface. Up-slope, the stony red soil is shallow but gets deeper lower down the slope where the soil is white, heavy, compacted and clayey.

'A slightly riper nose features notes of exotic white and yellow orchard fruit, resin and a whisper of rosemary oil. The sleek and delicious flavors are rich but not quite as dense as those of the Chenevottes though they do possess an attractive texture while delivering fine length on the refreshing, citrusy and notably dry finale. Drink 2026+.' (89-92) points, Burghound, June 2020.

Established as one of the young rising stars of Burgundy, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey in 2005 left his family Domaine, Marc Colin, where he gained a solid reputation for his outstanding white wines. Pierre-Yves took control of a share of the family vineyards (Domaine Marc Colin) from 2006 vintage. His first vintages have been made from vineyards and growers that he works closely with buying the wine as must and aging the wines in barrels which he has supplied. If the resulting wines meet his standards the barrels of wine purchased are then matured in his own cold cellar below his house in Chassagne Montrachet.

The white wines are whole bunch pressed, fermented with natural yeasts, aged on lees for up to 18 months in mostly in 350 litre barrels with no lees stirring and no filtration. The corks used come from one tiny supplier and are extra long and extra wide (55mm x 25mm) for the village, 1er cru and Grand cru wines and are untreated with no paraffin and the bottles are then sealed with soft wax to ensure no problems with premox. The resulting wines are built to age classically up to 10 years or more.

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