Holiday Countdown 2023 (DAY 8) - 2020 Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Blanc

Holiday Countdown 2023 (DAY 8) - 2020 Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Blanc

These are the top wines that stood out among the thousands of wines I tasted this year. Some are always in stock, some are rare and hard to find, but all of them are sure to fill you with joy this Holiday Season.   
DAY 8:    
Bernard Moreau isn't cool. And that's exactly why I love wines from his domaine so much. These are exceptional, archetype Burgundies, the kind of white wines that have become increasingly rare in the region these days.

The estate is now run by Bernard's son Alex, whose taken the already top-flight wines to new heights. His attention to detail and uncompromising commitment to quality can be felt in this Bourgogne Blanc, which is no simple Bourgogne.

All fruit sourced for this 'entry level' bottling is grown within the prestigious village of Chassagne Montrachet. Alex could easily label this wine as a such and charge three times the price. It's one of those wonderful little secrets in Burgundy: a wine that drinks like (and is) world-class Chassagne Montrachet at a fraction of the cost.   
Chardonnay from a small selection of sites near the center of the village. Yields are kept low to ensure only perfectly healthy, ripe fruit make it into the final wine. Like the domaine's other wines, grapes are hand-harvested and fermented in neutral oak barrels before being racking into barrique for aging, with a minimum of 10% new.

A classic white Burgundy nose of bright lemon curd, crisp apple, subtle spice and a touch of hazelnut. There is serious concentration, depth and tension on the tightly-coiled palate, as salty minerals mingle with laser sharp citrus fruit and luxurious textures. A wine that defies its simple classification.  
The first Moreau to farm in Chassagne-Montrachet was Auguste Moreau, who built a small cellar in 1809 and grew vines in the Champs Gain vineyard. The domaine remained in the family, with then-owner Marcel Moreau rapidly expanding holdings in the 1930s. It wasn't until the 1960s that Bernard Moreau himself started making wine at just 14 years old under the guidance of his father. Today led by Bernard's two sons Alex and Benoît, Bernard continues to stay active in the winery.

The family now owns 9 hectares and farms another 5 under contract, allowing them to produce a range of wines in Chassagne-Montrachet, where the domaine is still based. 


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Justin Coleman
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