2020 Domaine Morey-Coffinet Bourgogne Blanc Cote-d'Or
Sourced from multiple vineyards around Chassagne-Montrachet. Showing good acid and freshness, with a soft touch of oak to add body and richness. This is a well-balanced wine that has notes of pear, apple, lemon and an ever-so-slight tropical pineapple character.
Distributor’s Note: "One of the parcels has very deep and compact clay soil while the other near Puligny has finer, 20% limestone soil .From village of Chassagne, both Santenay and Puligny sides. Aged in oak barrels, 20% new."
Son of the late Marc Morey, Michel Morey, and his wife, Fabienne (from the Pillot clan), began the Morey-Coffinet Domaine in the late 1970s with a dowry of vineyards bestowed on them by two families with extensive history in the region. With a stable foundation of 1er Crus from the southeast-facing hillside, the whites speak to the very essence of Chassagne, with fragrant aromas framed by powerful minerality. The reds capture the roasted, muscular aromas of Chassagne terroir and display silky texture and balance. Michel’s son, Thibault, joined the business in the late 1990s, and the domaine’s wines have since reached new heights. Every week, father and son taste each cuvée together in an ancient cellar, exchanging opinions and sharing experiences. Shy, soft-spoken Thibault continues to push the quality of his domaine to a whole different level with his expressive, powerful, wonderfully hedonistic wines. Here in the Côte de Beaune, a transition, but not a revolution, is gently in progress.