Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru"Morgeot"
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationChassagne Montrachet Premier Cru
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 30 years
- SoilClay and limestone.
- Average yield40 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential7-10 years
- Serving temperature 15-17°
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" has a southeast exposure mid-slope. "Morgeot" is a hamlet of Chassagne-Montrachet. Vines have been planted here since the Abbot of Maizières decided to clear and plant the territory of Morgeot in the 15th century. Only a quarter of the Premier Cru of this appellation are planted with Pinot Noir. The red wines of Morgeot are balanced and sometimes a little firm in their youth, but patience will be greatly rewarded.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, XX% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteYour eyes are instantly drawn to the intense ruby red colour of this Chassagne. Complex aromas of cassis buds, raspberries, pepper and liquorice reveal themselves on the nose. On tasting there are red fruit flavours and the tannins are still pleasantly noticeable. Lovely balance and impressive structure in the mouth produce a wine which needs more ageing before its full potential is attained.
- Food PairingTournedos - roasted leg of lamb - "coq au vin" - Brie cheese.
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2007 - Jamie Goode's Wineanorak - April 2010 - 89/100
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" rouge 2020 - James Suckling - September 2022 - 95/100
What a beautiful nose of blackberries this excellent red Burgundy has. Ripe and fleshy on the generous palate, the richness backed up by stacks of fine tannins. Long and complex finish with lovely citrus-zest freshness that gives it excellent drive. So much potential! Drink or hold.
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2019 - 95 pts - James Suckling - July 2021
Lovely black-cherry nose with beautifully integrated, spicy oak. Generous and ripe with lots of fine tannins and lovely freshness that lifts the finish in a really delightful way. Serious and enticing. Drink or hold.
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2017 - Jancis Robinson - January 2019 - 16/20
Grainy and obviously not ultra-ripe but with lots of personality and juicy fruit. Lightly bitter on the end. Drink: 2021 - 2029 (cask sample)
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" rouge 2013 - Tim Atkin - January 2015 - 92/100 (UK)
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" red 2012 - Tim Atkin - February 2014 - 89/100 (UK)
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" rouge 2012 - Jancis Robinson - January 2014 - 15.5/20Pale crimson. Lots of redcurrant fruit and quite marked tannin. Medium weight and even a little hot on the end. Drink 2016-2021 (cask sample) UK
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot” 2011 - Wine Enthusiast - September 2014 - 90/100In this powerful, full-bodied wine, soft fruit accompagnies the firm tannins. The wine is already well integrated, showing dense red fruits as well as structure. A touch of wood will soften soon. Drink from 2016. R.V.
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2007 - Jamie Goode's Wineanorak - April 2010 - 89/100Light cherry and plum nose is quite pure. The palate is light, elegant and cherryish with good purity and some grippy tannins under the fruit.
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeots" rouge 2006 - Jancis Robinson - February 2008 - 17/20Ripe, spiced plummy fruit. Subtle but deep fruit, fine fresh tannins. Elegant length. Drink 2009-14. (UK)
- Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2005 - Wine Spectator - November 15th, 2007 - 88/100Juicy cherry and licorice notes are propelled by a lively structure. The tannins are firm and well-integrated, playing out on a lingering aftertaste of licorice and mineral. Drink now through 2015.
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