Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Abbaye de Morgeot"

40 years old

the vines are around the village of Chassagne Montrachet, near the Abbey. Soil : Stony soil, limestone and a little clay. The slope is very low, southeast exposure. 100% Chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different seasonal processes in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted when picking the grapes. They are lightly pressed then in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a cold settling of 24 hours and a gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks of 228 liters (25% of new oak) for both of alcoholic and malolactic fermentations with wild yeasts during 18 months.

Ageing in fine lies. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and lightly filtered before bottling it according to the lunar calendar ("root day for the wines for ageing).

Very mineral nose. Floral (hawthorn, small horse) and fruity nose (honey, pear, plum jam). An outstanding balance and a lot of depth.

foie gras, fish, poultry.
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Abbaye de Morgeot"
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Abbaye de Morgeot"

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