Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru en Virondot (1.5L)

Domaine Marc Morey SKU: IFMMCMV20M

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

R 3,301.00

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The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Virondot 1er Cru, which unlike the other Premier Crus was taken from barrel, has a lovely bouquet with hazelnut, orange rind, wet granite and just a touch of praline. The palate is very well balanced with an irresistible peachy entry that segues into a gorgeous quince-tinged finish. Often one of the Domaine best offerings, this Virondot is another to add in a succession of great wines from this climat. Marc Morey is the only domaine that farms and bottles the 2.1 hectares premier cru 'En Virondot'. The vineyard is at one of the highest elevations in the Chassagne-Montrachet at 350 meters lying just west of some notable premier cru vineyards; Les Caillerets, Les Fairendes, and Les Champ Gains. Beneath the shallow topsoil, the vineyard sits on a bed of calcareous (chalk) soil that imparts a specific minerality and texture to the wines. Sabine Mollard, owner, and winemaker says this vineyard has the greatest aging potential of all her premier cru bottlings. vinified in the traditional way, by carrying out alcoholic and malolactic fermentations in a Burgundian piece. Aged in wood it lasts from 10 to 18 months depending on the vintage followed by bottling. Before bottling, the wines rest in steel for one to three months. ABV 13.5%