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Saint Aubin 1er cru Le Puits

by Domaine Thomas Morey 2019

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Delivery Time :
12-16 weeks (Complimentary Delivery)

Producer : Thomas Morey

Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750ml

Food Pairing : Duck breast

Tasting Notes

"This rarely seen 1er Cru has a notably stony soil. Pale lemon and lime, racy fresh apples with some floral notes. There is a little more flesh here: “we shouldn’t just keep chasing after tension”, says Thomas."

89-92 Points, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burhgundy

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 92
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750ml
Producer Thomas Morey
Region Burgundy (France), France (France)
Alcohol 13.50%
Style Rich and toasty whites
Vintage 2019
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes Chardonnay
Food Pairing Duck breast
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type White
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $629.94

The Producer

Thomas Morey

Chassagne-Montrachet is home to some of the most talented winemaking families in the world and one of the most important is the Morey family who have lived in the village since 1643. Thomas Morey grew up working for his grandfather Albert and then for his father Bernard, before he and his brother Vincent divided their portion of the family holdings in time for the 2007 vintage. This left Thomas with nine hectares of vines that he knows intimately, predominantly in Chassagne but with parcels in Beaune, Puligny, Santenay and Saint-Aubin.

The style of Thomas’ wines is characterised by precision and genuine terroir definition, whilst retaining the weight and presence of Chassagne-Montrachet. He makes six different Premier Crus from the village, each with a distinct personality. The white wines are fermented and aged for at least twelve months in barrel, while the red wines follow a relatively soft vinification (warm fermentation temperatures and limited punching down) in order to maintain a supple texture and avoid over-extraction. They spend twelve months in oak (50% new) before bottling.

Thomas is a great believer in rigorous work in the vineyard, pruning hard to keep yields low and avoid the need for a ‘green harvest’. He is one of Burgundy’s most fastidious and talented viticulturalists, a reputation that has led to him being employed by the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti to look after their vines in Le Montrachet Grand Cru.

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