2014 Domaine Marc Morey Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $79.94 (was: $99.94)
While Morgeot may be one of the most familiar 1er crus in the Cote de Beaune (it’s certainly the largest), it is also counter-intuitively a bit of a rarity. Morgeot is actually an umbrella cru for 20 or so smaller vineyards, some with their own official names, (though all can be labeled Morgeot), and that means there are plenty of fantastic discoveries to be made if you know where to look. Today’s 2014 Morgeot from Domaine Marc Morey is made right in the heart of Chassagne from a family domaine with a century of history here, and it offers the sort of perfectly rich and regal style of Chardonnay for which Chassagne is so well respected.
Like Morgeot, the Morey name is likely familiar to Burgundy fans as there are several branches of this prolific clan making great wine in the region. Marc settled in Chassagne just after World War I with his father Fernand and today the estate is run by his granddaughter Sabine. With fewer than ten hectares under vine, Morey mostly produces excellent white Burgundy that carry all the hallmarks of classic Chassagne. Morey’s 2014 is an “opulent Chassagne” with “plenty of structure to lift it” (W&S92) and will pair with big, flavorful meals over the next 10 years. Cheers!