“Sleek” and “Beguiling” New Chassagne-Montrachet

If we were to sum up Thomas Morey’s wines in one word, it would be “precise.” Much like the man himself — wire rim glasses, serious demeanor, Zalto stemware in his tasting room — Morey’s wines offer crystalline elegance, with not one hair out of place. Each cuvée conveys its terroir with honesty and clarity.

Despite the warm growing season, this was no exception in 2018. Morey uses minimal oak — no more than 20% even in his Grand Cru — and picks relatively early to assure good acidity. These decisions led him to another exquisite lineup of white Burgundies in 2018, and one we’re excited to share.

Today we’re focused on Morey’s village-level Chassagne-Montrachet. A signature wine from the town his family has called home for 10 generations.

The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet comes from 6 plots, all on the north side of the village. The 2018 is a refined wine, with a nose of pure fruit and a mid-palate that brings in just a touch of wood. The fruit is citrus: ripe lemons with maybe a hint of orange. It pairs beautifully with subtle dishes like sole meuniere or butter-poached scallops.

Jasper Morris MW praised its “notable class” and “excellent length.” Burghound called it “outstanding,” finding it “sleek” and “intense” with a “beguiling and generous texture.” Morey’s white Burgundies are a paragon of elegance and subtlety — give them attention, and they will reward.


Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 2018
bottle price: $69

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