Roger Belland Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeots Clos Pitois
Today, Roger’s daughter, Julie, has taken over the day to day running of this excellent estate. A range of top quality Chardonnays from highly regarded vineyards are made, which contrast somewhat with their succulent reds from lesser-known yet great value appellations such as Maranges and Santenay in the Côte Châlonnaise.
Processes in the vineyard are as natural as possible, with grass sown between the vines to encourage natural biodiversity and reduce predators. Very environmentally conscious, Julie prefers to use prophylactic methods instead of chemicals. In order to control the yields and vigour vines are selectively debudded. The Morgeots 1er Cru is mid-slope and produces whites of power and concentration from the 50 year old vines used here.
Grapes are pressed pneumatically followed by a natural cold settling for 36 hours in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks. The alcoholic fermentation occurs at low temperatures in 30% new French oak barrels in the cellar. During malolactic fermentation, the lees are stirred once per week to bring complexity to the wine. The bottling occurs after 8 months of ageing in barrel.
Grape Variety: Exclusively 50 years old Chardonnay vines
Tasting Notes: A top-quality white Burgundy with complex aromas of ripe nectarine, baking spices, grilled nuts and mineral. Rich and multilayered yet with fine balancing acidity on the long finish.
Food Match: Ideal with salmon in sorrel sauce or roasted scallops.
Sugar Level: 0g/l
|Country of Origin||France|
|Flavour||Elegant & Complex|