Marc Morey Bourgogne Blanc 2013
Light gold with green tints. Stoned fruited(fresh apricot and peach aromas) on the nose, reflecting the well-balanced, refreshing, mineral palate. On the finish, a light perfumy element and good acidity which drives dry, taut, crisp, structure with a slight creaminess to it.
This is a basic Bourgogne white, so one expects not a high level of finesse. However, the minerality aspect resembles Chassagne to some extent as the fruit comes from two parcels of Bourgogne blanc are located in Chassagne-Montrachet, whose Les Cailleret and En Virondot along with three other Premier Crus make some of the best for the class and are highly regarded within the Trade. Also, this humble Bourgogne has its largest parcel planted in 2003 aged between 40 and 50 years old. The soil resembles the Chassagne-Montrachet closely, and also work along the principles of llutte raisonée, sustained culture. Winemaking is traditional in style(the winemaker Mollard Sabine learnt from France and Hungary) who is a believer in 'good wines start with the vineyard'.
Domaine Marc Morey covers 9.5 hectares. There are 13 appellations, from Bourgogne Aligoté to Bâtard-Montrachet.