CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot 2014

It derives from the name of the hamlet near Chassagne-Montrachet.


Production area : 10,7 ha
Altitude : 230-250 m
Blending from two plots from our Domain, but also from two contract of grapes bought from neighbors. The A.O.C called in the past "Clos de Morgeot" is located below the road to go from Chassagne-Montrachet to Santenay. The soil is deeper and more clayey than elsewhere but there is limestone oolithes in shape.
Soil : Argilo-calcaire
In the vineyard
Maximum yield authorized : 48 hl/ha
Wine-Growing method : organic (non certified)
Harvest : 100 % manual
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are immediately and carefully pressed with a pneumatic press .
100 % destemmed grapes.
Finning : Yes
16 months (whose 6 months in stainless steel tank)
100 % oak barrels (whose 25 % of new oak)
Chardonnay : 100%
Alcohol content: 13 ABV
Age of vines: 30 years years old


Serving temperature : 12-14°C
Should be drunk between 2017 and 2021
Tasting notes
A wine that expresses its greatness in a beautiful concentration and great finesse. A full bodied and ripe wine in getting older with notes of honey and white flowers.
Food and wine pairings
Ideal with white meats, the poultries cooked in sauce with cream and the shellfish.


"Named after the ruined abbey which the vineyard surrounds, this is a smooth, generous and beautifully opulent wine. The vines, owned by the Leflaive family, give a bold, spicy wine, rich in white stone fruits, intense acidity and a firm mineral texture. There is just enough toasty flavor to give the wine extra complexity. Drink this impressive wine from 2021." [+]
"Here there is no reductive funk as there is a lovely freshness to the aromas of petrol, resin, white flower and pear. The richer and more full-bodied flavors also possess fine mid-palate density along with an abundance of mouth coating dry extract before culminating in a well-balanced finish that offers better length if not necessarily superior depth. As is usually the case with this wine it offers a full-on drinking experience if not much in the way of finesse."
"Showing the plushness you expect from Chassagne, especialy from one of the lower lying Premiers Crus, this is quite marked by vanilla spicy oak at the moment, but has lovely orange peel and stone fruit flavors with a smoky gunflint note for added complexity."