Thomas Morey, Santenay Rouge ‘Vieilles Vignes’ 2020

£43.00 (75cl)

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Mainly sourced from a parcel of vines abutting the southern end of Chassagne Montrachet and just under 1er Cru ‘Clos des Tavannes’, called ‘Prorons Dessus’. Brown limestone soils similar to those of the Côte de Nuits. 30-50% new oak for up to 12 months. Light filtration at bottling.

Tasting note

This enjoyable cuvée has less complexity than a 1er cru, a rather dense ruby hue, and aromas of strawberries and cherries which recur in the mouth and are set off by perceptible but discreet tannins which testify to regular and complete ripening. A quaffable wine which can be enjoyed from its third year but can still surprise after several more years' keeping.

About the producer

Thomas Morey, the younger son of Bernard Morey, represents the tenth generation of this well-known and highly regarded Chassagne wine family. He grew up with intimate knowledge of his grandparents’ holdings and then worked very closely for 12 years with his parents. He established his cellar in the old family house in Chassagne in 2006. Thomas is currently diligently working his 9hectares of vines, two-thirds white and one-third red, very quickly establishing himself as one of the bright young stars of the appellation. His style is different from that of his father, in as much as the wines tend to be slightly leaner and tighter in profile – perhaps closer to the modern interpretation of quality white Burgundy?

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