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1996 Marc Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Rouge

ITEM 8009191 - Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner; Removed from passive storage; previously stored in a temperature and humidity controlled cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
garfi 4 $135 $540
4 $135
Item Sold Amount Date
I8009191 4 $135 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...earth scents and an oily, thick, rich, chewy, medium-to-full-bodied liquid mineral-filled core that is sustained throughout its admirably long finish. Its exquisite depth and broad, almost mouth-coating, flavor profile is given focus by its superb balance.

PRODUCER

Marc Morey

Domaine Marc Morey is a 24-acre estate in Chassagne-Montrachet. It is owned and operated today by Sabine Mollard, the founder's grand-daughter, and her husband Bernard Mollard. The estate has premier cru blanc vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet, and a premier cru rouge, Morgeot. There are also premier cru parcels in Puligny-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “The wines of Marc Morey, made by his son-in-law, Bernard Mollard, offer consistently opulent renditions of Chassange premier crus as well as Batard and Chevalier-Montrachet.” Marc Morey also runs a small negociant business.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Morgeot

Chassagne-Montrachet is the appellation that covers the communes of Chassagne-Montrachet and Remigny, and it is the southern-most of the Côte d’Or’s three great white wine appellations of Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. With 1,200 acres of vineyards, it is one of the largest appellations in the region, and more than half the vineyard acreage is Grand Cru or Premier Cru. The three famous Grand Crus are Le Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet and Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. There are also 16 main Premiers Crus, most of them considered very high quality, and village wines. One fact rarely noted is that historically the appellation produced more red than white wine. In the late 1990s the ratio of white to red wines changed, however, as more vineyards were converted from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay, a logical decision given the acclaim of the appellation’s whites. There are still intriguing red wines produced. Clive Coates wrote that the appellation’s white wines generally are “full and firm, more akin to Puligny than to the softer, rounder wines of Meursault.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.