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Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageChassagne-Montrachet
  • AppellationChassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyChardonnay
The Vine
  • Average vine age 30 years
  • SoilChalk and clay.
  • Average yield40 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential5-7 years
  • Serving temperature 12-14°
  • The wines of Chassagne-Montrachet are of excellent value and their image is timeless. When compared to their direct neighbours of Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, these wines are full and very exotic in their fruitiness. Exposed to the southeast on a mid-slope, "Morgeot" is an excellent example of these wines, warm with a tropical fruitiness that is hard to match. This parcel, called "Morga" in 864, comes from the Latin "Margo" which means "edge, border". Morgeot is in fact, exactly on the departmental border between the Côte d'Or and the Saône-et-Loire, which corresponds to an ancient Gallo-Roman limit.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    Intense and bold with notes of almond, mango, and mint with a long pure finish that is fresh and rich.
  • Food Pairing
    Shellfish - fish - foie gras - goats cheese.

Press review
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2022 - - 90/100

      Riper aromas of white peach, passion fruit and floral hints introduce the bigger-bodied, solidly concentrated and powerful palate coating flavors that are quite seductive before terminating in a zest-infused finish. This is a classic Morgeot of generosity if not refinement and one that could use better depth so I would suggest buying it with the intent to cellar it for at least a few years (Allen Meadows, USA, June 2024)

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2022 - Wine Spectator - 91/100

      With flashes of banana, pineapple and coconut, this white verges on tropical, settling into flavors of peach, lemon curd, butter and toasty oak on the palate. Offers weight and power, with a tactile feel on the spicy finish. Best from 2025 through 2032. (USA, April 2024)

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2018, 94/100, James Suckling

      Aromas of cooked apples, dried meat and hot stones. Some honey blossom. It's full-bodied with pretty depth and intensity. Layers of fruit in a complex interplay with smoky wood. Drink or hold.

    • Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru "Morgeot" 2018 - Wine Enthusiast - January 2020 - 93/100 A hint of Mirabelle, lemon, wet chalk and fresh, cold cream make for an enticing nose on this wine. The palate, with its gentle freshness in 2018, presents finessed texture and creaminess displayed against a backdrop of wet chalkiness. Subtlety, precision and elegance are the name of the game.
      Anne Krebiehl MW
    • Chassange-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2018 - - Allen Meadows - June 2020 - 91/100

      Here too there are notes of petrol and resin suffusing the aromas of ripe pear and apple compote and pretty floral nuances. The caressing yet solidly powerful flavors possess fine mid-palate density before concluding in a generous and rich but balanced and agreeably finale that offers good depth.

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2018 - Bill Nanson - January 2020 - "Bravo"

      A very nicely vibrant nose - wide, mineral and inviting. Bigger, more muscle, a little more structural. Similarly mouth-watering, a little more to wait for - great finishing, needing just a little more time for 'completely delicious' but it's already close! Bravo.

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2017 - James Suckling - USA - February 2019 - 93/100Attractive fresh melon, fine lemon and grapefruit with some stony nuances. The palate has a very crisp core of white and yellow peaches with a grapefruit edge at the finish. Good balance and very composed. Drink or hold.
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2017 - Wine Enthusiast - October 2019 - 93/100
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2017 - Wine Spectator - June 2019 - 91/100

      Aromas of peach, citronella and spicy oak deliver immediate gratification as this steely white builds to a long finish. A mineral undercurrent adds depth, while a quinine note emerges. Drink now through 2024. (Bruce Sanderson, USA)

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" Blanc 2016 - The World of Fine Wine - March 2018 - 90/100

       Subtle green-gold. Fine nose of almonds and hazelnuts, in the mouth the richness of Morgeot. An achievement in frost-hit Chassagne. - Michael Edwards

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" Blanc 2016 - Jancis Robinson - January 2018 - 16,5/20

      Butter, spice, herbs, lemon juice, saline minerality to finish. Smoky notes too. Drink 2017-2022

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2015 - Wine Enthusiast - November 2017 - 93/100

      Rich and rounded with a creamy texture, this wine is ripe with apricots and has a strongly mineral character. Full of fruit... (USA)

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2015 - - June 2015 - 89/100

      A slightly riper nose offers up aromas of white peach, honey, petrol and resin hints that are in keeping with the equally ripe, round and very rich full-bodied flavors that are quite generous, indeed even opulent, all wrapped in a delicious and solidly complex finish. This is very Morgeot in character and should drink well early if desired. 89/2019+

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 2015 "Morgeot" blanc - Jancis Robinson - January 2017 - 15.5/20
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2015 - Burgundy Report - December 2016 - "A very big wine"

      A nose with fresh high tones, faintly herby. A beautiful silky texture followed by a wave of weighted, concentrated flavour. Mineral length. A very big wine, a little mineral that would benefit from more freshness but is still very tasty. (Not yet bottled) Bill Nanson (UK)

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2013 - Wine Enthusiast - October 2015 - 93/100Conveying a sense of richness, this is a smooth and creamy wine with a tannic structure that emerges out of the ripe apple and pear flavors. Acidity at the end is already well integrated into the crisp texture with its touch of orange zest and minerality. Drink from 2018. (USA)

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2013 - Wine Spectator - June 2016 - 90/100

      Slim and elegant, this white offers lemon candy, floral, honey and vanilla aromas and flavors. Fluid and open, with a lingering finish of mineral and spice. Drink now through 2020.

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2013 - James Suckling - June 2015 - 92/100A wine with dried apple, honey, lemon and hints of minerals. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a mineral, cedar character. Drink or hold.

    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2013 - - June 2015 - 90/100Ripe and mildly exotic yellow orchard fruit. There is excellent volume to the broad-shouldered and muscular flavors that possess very good mid-palate concentration before concluding in a lingering and mouth coating finale. This is not a wine of finesse but then again Morgeot rarely is. By Allen Meadows (USA)
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2012 - Burgundy Report - June 2014 - "I like the flavour very much"Cask sample. Here is a fine, high-toned, pretty nose that holds a tight core of riper yellow fruit, currently at bay. (...) I like the flavour very much.- Bill Nanson
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2012 - Jancis Robinson - January 2014 - 16/20Pale golden honey colour. Sweet start and easy, barley-water flavours. Drink 2015-2019 (cask sample) UK
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" white 2012 - Tim Atkin - February 2014 - 93/100 (UK)
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2011 - Wine Enthusiast - October 2014 - 91/100Ripe and structured, it has the weight and broad feel of a Chassagne-Montrachet. Firmly textured and concentrated, it also shows soft fruitiness. The power will keep it aging well, so drink from 2017. Online Exclusive (USA)
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Blanc "Morgeot" 2011 - Wine Spectator - August 2014 - 89/100A broad style, exhibiting apple pie flavors on an open frame, with a hint of mineral on the moderately long finish. Best from 2015 through 2022. By Bruce Sanderson (USA)
    • Chassagne-Montrachet "Morgeot” 2011 - - Allen Meadows (USA) - June 2013 - 91/100There is good power and volume to the muscular, generous and mouth coating flavors that possess good complexity and fine length. This is a relatively big wine yet it remains well-balanced. 2016+
    • Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2010 - Wine Enthusiast - November 2012 - 92/100 This is a structured wine with rich, concentrated fruits. It has a strong mineral content along with a tense texture. Tropical fruit flavors come through on the rich, opulent finish. By Roger Voss (USA).
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" 2010 - Wine Spectator Online - February 2013 - 90/100A generous white, whose lemon, apple and toast flavors are wrapped in a creamy embrace. Stays persistent and long, with spice and toast accents. Drink now through 2020. By Bruce Sanderson, USA.
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2010 - Jancis Robinson - January 2012 - 16.5/20Apricot and peach, opulent and fleshy character, with a creeping mineral dryness on the finish showing some attractive chalky, flinty flavour. Drink 2012-2016. By Richard Hemming (UK).
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" rouge 2009 - The World of Fine Wine - March 2011 - 16.5/20 Intense, green-gold; all the matière, richness and weight of Morgeot but all well balanced. Shows well already. By Michael Edwards (UK).
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2009 - Jancis Robinson - January 2011 - 15.5/20 Mid gold. Firm and with very ripe satiny fruit in the middle. Drink 2011-2014. By Richard Hemming (UK).
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2009 - Wine Spectator - June 2012 - 90/100Loaded with ripe apple flavors and accented by butterscotch, this broad-shouldered white also picks up spice notes as it powers to the lingering finish. This is blanced toward ripeness, yet handles it well. Best from 2013 through 2020. (USA)
    • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" blanc 2006 - Jack Brice on Wine Blog - November 2012 - "Favorite Chardonnay of the Summer"The color is a serious gold, nothing light or thin about it. The nose is light, toasty and slightly floral, followed by flavors that flow strongly but smoothly through stone fruits, apricot, honey, oak and finish with a nutty toastiness that is wonderfully inviting to the next sip. For me, the key to this wine's wonderfulness is balance - all the flavors, even though they are intense, are beautifully balanced throughout - and for that reason I declare that this is my favorite chardonnay of the summer. By Jack Brice (USA).
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