Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot"
Côte de Beaune
AOC Premier Cru
Located in central Burgundy in the southern part of the Côte de Beaune, the Chassagne-Montrachet appellation along with Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet constitute the prestigious "Côte des blancs". Morgeot includes several “climats” near the Abbey of Morgeot, to the south of the village. In the Middle Ages, these lands belonged to the Abbey of Maizières, who cleared the land to plant vines and construct the buildings necessary for the production of wine. One can say that Morgeot is to the Côte de Beaune what Clos-de-Vougeot is to the Côte de Nuits. The second peculiarity of this vineyard is that it is planted with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Very fine and mineral, this wine develops aromas of green tea and citrus fruit, which with ageing will evolve towards notes of dried fruit and rare spices. Very intense, it is full-bodied and well structured with mild tannins that provide nice overall equilibrium. Remarkable, long-lasting flavours.
Ideal with fine fish and shellfish but also with white meats, poultry in sauce and full-flavoured cheeses.
Serving and keeping
Serve between 12 and 14°C. (53°F - 57°F)
This wine has great ageing potential, between 7 and 10 years or more.
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