2015 Domaine Thomas Morey Chassagne-Montrachet Les Baudines 1er Cru

Year: 2015
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Vinous Media: 90-92
Burghound: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :

"(half of these vines were planted in 2002 and half in 1972): Pale, bright yellow. Expressive white peach, lemon candy and floral flavors reveal a subtly complex white pepper quality as the wine opens in the glass. A step up from the Chenevottes in salinity and minerality. Finishes suave, dusty, dry and alive. " (VM)

"Notes of citrus peel, apple, white flowers and soft spice nuances are trimmed in just enough oak to bother mentioning. The mouth feel of the middle weight flavors is notably sleeker and more mineral-driven as well though there isn't necessarily any better depth or length on the attractively refreshing finish. This should be approachable young but repay a few years of bottle age too." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Thomas Morey belongs to the tenth generation of this Chassagne family. He grew up familiar with his grand-parents' holding and then worked for 12 years on that of his parents. Then, in 2006, he decided to set up his own domaine together with his wife Sylvie. Thus the Thomas Morey domaine put its name to its first vintage in 2007.

The history of the Morey family in Chassagne-Montrachet dates back to the middle of the 17th century.Claude Morey, a native of Paris l'Hôpital, a small commune of Saône-et-Loire lying some ten kilometres from Chassagne-Montrachet, arrived in the village in 1643. He and his numerous descendants worked in the vineyards or as coopers. It wasn't until the end of the 19th century that vine-growing became their principal activity.

Since then, generation has followed generation, acquiring by inheritance or purchase plots of vine-growing or fallow land and passing these on to their descendants. Today, the domaine has evolved considerably from what it was in the days of Thomas Morey's grand-parents.