Thomas Morey, Santenay Rouge ‘Vieilles Vignes’ 2019

£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?

Regions Vintage Report:

"The 2019 Burgundy vintage signature is one of low yields and yet high quality. Spring frost and then damp, windy weather at flowering in June resulted in significant loss of potential crop size. Some growers have seen their crops depleted by as much as 50%. Both coulure and millerandage were much in evidence. However, it was the very warm, dry conditions of the summer that were the most telling ingredient, resulting in concentrated acidity, sugar as well as aromatics and flavour. The best red wines offer a style that is both rich and concentrated whilst also retaining marked freshness. The flavours are intense, pure and focused with no sense of excess. The tannin profile is one of tempered shape and structure, framed with beautifully sculpted, creamy dark fruit. The potential for a long sojourn in the cellar is very much in evidence thanks to the wine’s ripe maturity and beautiful balance. Following on from the charm of the 2018s, this new vintage offers a much more emphatically impressive set of credentials, comprising all the necessary attributes for being considered amongst the ranks of top Burgundy vintages. Not least amongst these attributes is the fine consistency the wines exhibit. The best white wines, too, deserve to be championed. They also offer, somewhat surprisingly, a fabulous combination of elevated ripeness alongside telling acidity and freshness, a phenomenon that is not that often seen in white Burgundy. Whilst the 2019 white wines may not possess the bristling pristine, mineral edge and linearity of the 2014s or the best 2018s, it is clear that the most skilled winemakers understand much better nowadays how to cope with warm weather vintages. The best wines have retained fine shape and scope with expressive aromatics and tempered richness. Chablis too shows fine concentration and aromatic intensity. There is evident power & weight with the very best wines retaining sufficient minerality and acidity." Neil Sommerfelt MW, Consultant December 2020 ©adVINture 2020

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