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Bernard Morey et Fils Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Premier Cru (375ML half-bottle) 2005

Chardonnay from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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This is suave, showing intense flavors of peach, lemon and mineral, with the oak providing a lush, pastrylike accent that fits the creamy texture. It's all underlined by bright acidity. Best from 2009 through 2020.
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Bernard Morey et Fils

Bernard Morey et Fils

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Bernard Morey et Fils, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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As if there weren’t already enough Moreys in Chassagne, Bernard Morey has split up the family Domaine. It now has three different labels –a negociant label from Bernard and a Domaine label under each of his sons, Vincent and Thomas. Some of the larger appellations were divided equally and some of the smaller ones were given to one or the other of his sons. In the case of Vincent Morey, he will have additional wine through the family Domaine of his wife, Sophie.

Cote de Beaune

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A classic source of exceptional Chardonnay as well as Pinot noir, the Côte de Beaune makes up the southern half of the Côte d’Or. Its principal wine-producing villages are Pernand-Vergelesses, Aloxe-Corton, Beaune, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet.

The area is named for its own important town of Beaune, which is essentially the center of the Burgundy wine business and where many negociants center their work. Hospices de Beaune, the annual wine auction, is based here as well.

Chardonnay

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While practically every country in the wine producing world grows it, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. As far as cellar potential, white Burgundy rivals the world’s other age-worthy whites like Riesling or botrytized Semillon. California is Chardonnay’s second most important home, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia and South America are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

In the Glass

When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay flavors tend towards grapefruit, lemon zest, green apple, celery leaf and wet flint, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of melon, peach and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut and spice, while malolactic fermentation imparts a soft and creamy texture.

Perfect Pairings

Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with flaky white fish with herbs, scallops, turkey breast and soft cheeses. Richer Chardonnays marry well with lobster, crab, salmon, roasted chicken and creamy sauces.

Sommelier Secret

Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. In Burgundy, the subregion of Chablis, while typically employing the use of older oak barrels, produces a similar bright and acid-driven style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy its lighter style.

LSB228280_2005 Item# 228280