Sylvain Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 2021

MCF Rare Wine

Sylvain’s villages-level Chassagne-Montrachet Blanc comes primarily from a half-hectare in La Bergerie (planted between 1958 and 1974), complemented by smaller holdings in nearby Les Perclos and the villages-classified portion of Les Pierres (both planted in the mid-1990s). La Bergerie’s mix of clay and pebbles manifests in the wine’s deft balancing of richness and minerality, and Sylvain’s restrained sulfur regimen and preference for no lees-stirring create a wine of wide-open expressiveness and stunning clarity of fruit. The 20% new wood is all but invisible—in part a positive effect of Sylvain’s preference for larger-than-standard 350-liter vessels.

Vintage: 2021
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub-Region: Cote-de-Beaune
Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet
Grape: Chardonnay
Drink: Now-2035


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