Lucien Le Moine Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot” 2016 (93 VM)
“Bright, light yellow. Ripe yet wonderfully detailed scents of lichee, bitter nuts and volcanic rock. A rather powerful, masculine style with a chewy texture, excellent breadth and strong underlying structure. This is actually quite closed and penetrating today, finishing with an element of crushed-stone austerity and the tannic structure of a red wine. I suspect that this premier cru will require at least five years of cellaring.”
Lucien Le Moine
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot”
This vineyard lies on this Santenay end of the road that leads down from Chassagne to Santenay, widely considered the best area for white Chassagne. The wines here are racier and have more depth than most other white Chassagne.
In two decades of work, Lucien Le Moine has become one of the most talked about Burgundy producers, making some of the most sought after wines from the region. The approach is extreme – two people, together doing everything by hand, working with a dazzling array of Burgundy’s great terroirs.