Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru "Morgeot"
2012
2012

Located south of the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, this varietal comes from three neighboring parcels near the Abbey of Morgeot. Dating back to year 864AD, Cistercian monks benefited from numerous donations in the 12th Century and built a communal farm and chapel in the vicinity of Morgeot. Subsequently, the adjacent appellation was named “La Chapelle.” The Morgeot soil is composed of heavy red clay and limestone, which produces wines of robust and rich characters.

It exhibits citrus, floral and white orchard fruit flavors, with medium toasted notes that are intertwined with vanilla and graphite accents. With a good capacity to age up to 20 years depending on the vintage, Morgeot wines from the Domaine tend to be less elegant in their youth but they are always fresh on the palate. Vines were planted in 1972.

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Wine Notes
Color
Golden/straw color
Aroma
Nectarine, peach, honey and fresh pineapple.
Taste
Citrus, floral, and white orchard fruit flavors, with medium toasted notes that are intertwined with vanilla and graphite accents.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Chassagne Montrachet Premier C
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Vinification starts in tanks before the wine is transferred to French oak barrels. Stirring of the lees is done three to four times. Racking takes place after malolactic fermentation.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged 12-15 months in French oak barrels, 30-35% new.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014
Release Date:
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
600
Production: 
The number of cases produced is confidential - an estimate is provided above.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France