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Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet 2013

Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet 2013

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"Tasting note

 A pungent nose of resin, pear, apple, petrol and soft floral aromas serves as a nicely complex introduction to the intense and punchy medium-bodied flavors that possess a textured mouth feel thanks to the abundant dry extract. The succulent yet delineated finish delivers both excellent depth and length and this too is worth considering and it's an admirably good Chassagne villages.


From 3 separate lieux-dits

Producer note

Bernard Moreau's son Benoît told me that 2013 was "another one of those vintages where something seemed to go wrong constantly. We had hail yet again in Volnay but at least we were spared here in Chassagne. Moreover the very wet spring continued into June and made for a long and uneven flowering that obviously wasn't propitious for yields. We also had some vines, especially our Bourgogne, that produced very little in 2013 because they were so damaged by the late spring frost in 2012. We began harvesting on the 28th of September and another factor that served to limit yields was the fact that the fruit had very thick skins and not much juice in the berries. We even did a very long and slow pressing but to no avail as you can't extract what isn't there in the first place. Potential alcohols were good but not better, coming in at between 12 and 12.5% for the whites and 11 to 12% for the reds. As was the case in 2012, the 2013s have actually turned out much better than the troubled growing season would suggest and I really like the style as it's energetic and pure." Moreau repeated that effective with the 2011 vintage the domaine is now bottling with wax capsules for the 1ers and grands crus in both red and white. 

Drink: 2018+. 89 points



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