Aloxe Corton, Clos du Chapitre, 1er Cru, 2014

  Morey Blanc

Aloxe Corton, Clos du Chapitre, 1er Cru

Contains Sulphites.

About Morey Blanc

A true great among winemakers, Pierre Morey’s love of wine keeps him fully occupied. Not only does he make wines at his own domaine as well as Domaine Leflaive, he also manages to run his own négociant business, Morey Blanc. The purity and vitality of Pierre’s wines is always staggering but, unfortunately, yields are minute, so quantities are usually very restricted, even in abundant vintages.

Appellation: Aloxe-Corton

Dominated by the hill of Corton, Aloxe-Corton is a charming village at the northern end of the Côte de Beaune, the first references to which date back as far as 696. As well as some fine examples of the striking, classic Burgundian roof-tiles the village also boasts some of the oldest cellars in Burgundy, dating back to the monastic period. Aside from the plethora of Grands Crus on the hill of Corton, the Aloxe-Corton commune also boasts several Premier Crus vineyards as well as Aloxe-Corton villages. The soils tend to be heavy and clay dominated, typically producing full-dboied, muscular styles of red Burgundy, though there are smaller outcrops of chalky soils producing much finer more fragrant wines. The vast majority of the production is red

Grape Type: Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most widely-grown and versatile of all white grape varieties. As a relatively neutral grape, it offers a near transparent map of winemaking style, climate and terroir. It is the ideal grape variety for Burgundy, where it serves to mirror the complex nuances of the myriad of terroirs found in this hallowed land. Chardonnay produces a variety of wines from the minerally and unoaked styles found in Chablis, the fatter nuttier examples in Meursault, to the tropical fruit-driven versions found in the New World. It is also the major grape variety in Champagne, where it produces lively floral wines, namely in the Côte de Blancs. It can be found throughout Europe and the New World thanks to its versatility. As a non-aromatic variety, it has an affinity with oak, whether new or used, French or American.