The Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot” parcel of vines lies mid-slope with a south-easterly exposure. “Morgeot” is in fact a hamlet of Chassagne-Montrachet. The vines have been in place since the Maizières Abbey decided to clear the land and replant the Morgeot soils in the 15th Century. Only a quarter of the appellation’s premier crus are planted with Pinot Noir. The red wines of Morgeot are balanced and sometimes a little bit firm when still young but to the savvy amateur with patience, they can offer generous aromas of small red fruits and fine tannins, together creating a beautiful harmony.
Fermentation: Traditional in open vats
Ageing: 10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new
Barrels: Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Tasting Note: With a bright ruby red colour, our Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot” 2014 offers a generous nose with blackberry, black currant and mocha notes. The mouth is ample and reveals present tannins and a mellow woody taste. Nice persistancy.
Food Pairing: Tournedos – roasted leg of lamb – “coq au vin” – Brie cheese