Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageChassagne-Montrachet
  • AppellationChassagne Montrachet Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyPinot Noir
The Vine
  • Average vine age 30 years
  • SoilClay and limestone
  • Average yield40 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential7-10 years
  • Serving temperature 15-17°
  • 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.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in open vats
  • Ageing
    10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, XX% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    The deep ruby red colour gives way to intense cherry aromas. This is a powerful wine, round with a long finish and tannins that are nicely evident.
  • Food Pairing
    Tournedos - roasted leg of lamb - "coq au vin" - Brie cheese

Press review
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" red 2012 - Tim Atkin - February 2014 - 89/100 (UK)
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" rouge 2013 - Tim Atkin - January 2015 - 92/100 (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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