Pierre Morey - Bourgogne Chardonnay (Meursault) 2018 750 ML (12.5% ABV)

Pierre Morey - Bourgogne Chardonnay (Meursault) 2018 750 ML (12.5% ABV)

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The sleek and sophisticated Morey Bourgogne Chardonnay comes exclusively from a single vineyard in Meursault (1.76 ha vineyard planted with vines over 30 years old in fairly deep clay and chalk soil). Organic agriculture is used, along with biodynamic treatments. Lighter end of medium bodied, this is quite a fresh and elegant expression from Meursault - some salty popcorn kernels, lime zest, a briny note, very mineral and saline on the finish. Would be amazing with some sushi or oysters. The oak is beautifully integrated into the wine, allowing the minerality to be the star here.

-manually harvested (they go through an pneumatic press and the must is left to rest in a stainless steel tank for 12 to 24 hours)
-Fermentation takes place in oak barrels with native yeasts. Then bâtonnage begins and the wine ages for 16 to 20 months in French oak.
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Pierre Morey is one of Burgundy’s most highly regarded citizens and one of its most accomplished vignerons. His family traces its roots in Burgundy back to the 16th century and has been making wine in Meursault since 1793. Pierre, who was born in 1948, worked in the vineyards and cellar alongside his father from an early age and established his own Domaine in 1971. In addition to continuing to farm the family vineyards, he assumed responsibility for the metayage (sharecropping) agreement that is father had made with Domaine des Comtes Lafon, which continued until the late 1980s. At that time, Pierre took over as manager and cellar master at the venerable Domaine Leflaive and was responsible for all technical aspects in the vineyards and cellar there, as well as at his own Domaine, for 20 years ending in 2008.

Domaine Pierre Morey consists of 27 acres of vineyards in Meursault, Monthelie, Pommard and Puligny-Montrachet, which have been cultivated organically since 1992 and biodynamically since 1997. In 1992, after the metayage agreement with Lafon had expired, Pierre established a small negociant company called Morey-Blanc, which features appellations that complement those of his Domaine, including Aloxe-Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Meursault 1er Cru Charmes, Montrachet, and Saint-Aubin. For each of these chosen appellations, fruit and musts are purchased from excellent growers under rigorous terms and conditions and the wines are made in the Morey cellars, where they are fashioned in the same style as the Domaine wines. Pierre’s daughter, Anne Morey, is co-manager for Morey-Blanc, and also at Domaine Pierre Morey. Their wines are known and prized for their purity, elegance, concentration and longevity.

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