Everything about Thomas Morey is precise. From his wire-rimmed glasses, to his spotless tasting rooms full of Zalto stemware, to his clean, meticulous wines: Morey is a man of purity and precision.
Morey is based in Chassagne-Montrachet, a town known for its white Burgundies full of richness and opulence. In style, Morey’s wines almost more resemble neighboring Puligny-Montrachet. But in fruit profile, depth, and expression of terroir, they’re classic Chassagne.
Morey’s spectacular lineup of 2017s has just arrived in our warehouse (browse all six here). Today we’re releasing his flagship: 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet villages.
Morey is relatively new to our lineup, but not to Chassagne. He’s a 10th generation resident: his ancestor Claude Morey arrived in 1643. His wines are as polished as any white Burgundies we’ve ever tasted. Jasper Morris calls them “very pure, precise, and elegant.” He’s been organic since 2014, and his wines pulsate with energy and life.
His 2017 Chassagne perfectly captures the Morey style. The nose shows dried peach, lime zest, green tea, and stones; the mouth is lush and round, but with excellent freshness and vibrant tension. Burghound called it “outstanding,” finding it “bold, rich” and “promising.” Morey blends 15% of premier cru vines into this village wine, and the depth and richness is evident.
It should improve for another 5 years, but it’s a magnificent glass today. Pair this with scallops with herbed brown butter.
Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 2017
bottle price: $65
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