2021 Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy, France

Light straw yellow in the glass with a nose of white flowers, light citrus, hints of vanilla and brioche and nothing too much. In the mouth a good texture with good persistence in the aftertaste. A delicious wine with refined charcuterie and of course perfect with fish.



The pure, yet concentrated style of Domaine Marc Morey is why we have always been drawn to them. Here, they work with limited (25%) new oak, severely restricted yields and a desire to express their vineyards’ personality, rather than to impart their own. Hand-picked grapes are sorted and whole bunch pressed straight into temperature-controlled tanks where fermentation begins. Roughly halfway through the ferment, the liquid is run to barrel where it completes its fermentation. Here it undergoes malolactic fermentation and battonage (stirring of lees), before maturing on fine lees for 12 – 18 months.

The result is a range of Chassagnes that display their terroir with great transparency, backed by laser-like purity and mineral expression. With just the right amount of complexing artefact and an inherent richness from the natural concentration of low yields and old vines; the wines offer enjoyment when young. However, they are also structured and balanced enough to live for 20+ years at Premier Cru level. If you love mineral loaded terroir-driven white burgundy and haven’t tried these wines yet then don’t delay. Arguably amongst the finest bottles produced in Chassagne today.