Vineyard: Planted in 1956, the 1er Cru of Morgeot is on a gradual slope. History dates back to the French Revolution when the Abbey of Morgeot was ruined. The estate of the Laquiche family was spared and remains today.
Soil: Shallow, well draining, pebbly soils
Viticulture: lutte raisonnee
Vinification: Traditional fermentation in barrel
Aging: 12 months in barrel, 30% new
Publication: Wine advocate
The 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeots has a lovely licorice-tinged bouquet that displays impressive intensity and vigor. The palate is honeyed on the entry with touches of orange zest and dried pineapple, quite harmonious with a vibrant spicy finish that lingers longer in the mouth than its peers. I like the vim and vigor of this premature Chassagne - it bodes well for the future.
Smoky aromas of pear, apple and white flower nuances lead to succulent, round and solidly concentrated and powerful flavors that terminate in a lingering finish where a hint of bitter lemon appears. Like the Chenevottes, this is not refined but it is delicious and inviting.
Bright yellow. Deeply pitched aromas of yellow stone fruits, pineapple, hay and flowers. Supple and rich but with its rather exotic mirabelle and honey flavors cut by harmonious acidity. In a very ripe style.