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Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2017


This 2017 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru has a richness that fills the palate without it being overblown and stodgy. It is packed with ripe fruit and all is balanced by a crisp acidity that leaves the palate refreshed and bright. An excellent wine that is built for food.

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Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Côte De Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet
Vintage: 2017
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Mature and evolved
Drink With: Bresse chicken if you can get one or a good free-range bird.

Morgeot, which lies mid-slope with a south-easterly exposure, is a perfect example of the Chassagne-Montrachet style. Morgeot lies on the border between the Côte d'Or and Saone-et-Loire regions, and it was actually the boundary in the Gallo-Roman period. At this time the plot of land was called Morga (from the Latin "Margo" which means edge or border) from which today's name Morgeot is derived.

The Abbey of Morgeot dates back to year 864, but around 1150 the Cistercian monks benefited from numerous donations and built a communal farm, vineyard and chapel in the vicinity. Although the Morgeot soil is composed of heavy red clay and limestone and usually produces wines of robust and rich characters, the Fontaine-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot is rather more citrussy than many.