2019 Caroline Morey Chassagne Montrachet Chambrees
Caroline Morey comes from a long line of vignerons based in the Cotes de Beaune and is also married to Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. In 2014 Caroline took her share of some family vineyards from her father Jean-Marc and created her own domaine based in Chassagne-Montrachet, working out of brand new cellars built for Caroline and her husband.
For her first vintage in 2014 she had small holdings in Chassagne-Montrachet for both red and white together with small holdings in Santenay and Hautes Cotes de Beaune totaling just 2.4 hectares. With more vineyards added both from family and acquisitions in the last few years, the total is now 7 hectares in total for Caroline with roughly half for red and half for whites.
Hints of matchstick and petrol add a bit of breadth to the pretty aromas of essence of pear, apple and soft lemon rind nuances. The supple, round and delicious flavors possess fine intensity on the dry and clean finish. This could use better depth, but it may well develop it if allowed a few years of keeping first. Drink 2024+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A blend from three vineyards. Paler colour. This has a leaner fresher style here, which has done very well in 2019, backed by good acidity. A nicely balanced Chassagne-Montrachet, which can be approached soon.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy