Chassagne-Montrachet rouge Vielles Vignes
Known mainly for its white wines, the village of Chassagne-Montrachet also produces reds of real quality. No less a person than Camille Rodier held that famous plots like   "Clos Saint-Jean" and "Morgeot" could hold their own with certain crus of the Côte de Nuits - high praise from a man whose allegiance was to Nuits.

History

Today, the Pinot Noir is grown on 40% of the available area, mainly within the confines of the "village" appellation.
Our domaine's "Vieilles Vignes" comes from two parcels of vines lying close to the village and planted in 1935 and 1969 respectively.

Terroir
One of the two plots consists of clayey soil which formerly provided feed for cattle and grazing for horses. The other parcel is more sandy and lies on an outcrop of permeable soil.
Yields from these old vines are low, rarely exceeding 45 hl/ha.

Tasting

The wine is remarkably intense in colour and has aromas of fresh and ripe fruits.
In the mouth it has concentration and structure. It is "chewy" and needs some time to reach its peak.
This long-lived wine makes, while young, an excellent accompaniment to grilled red meats and, as it matures, will set off the flavours of meat dishes in sauce, or marinated game.
A wine for all seasons, and one to remind us that Chassagne-Montrachet can and does produce high quality red wines at affordable prices.

DOMAINE THOMAS MOREY : 9 rue du Nord - 21190 Chassagne-Montrachet
Téléphone: 03 80 21 97 47 - Fax: 03 80 21 05 68 - E-mail: domainethomasmorey@orange.fr - Internet: http://www.thomasmorey-vins.com