Domaine des Moirots
This region includes the southern Burgundian vineyards of Givry, Mercurey, Rully and Montagny which are all close to the town of Chalon just 30 minutes south of Beaune in the heart of Burgundy. Very rural and unspoilt these vineyards are planted with Chardonnay & Aligote for whites and Pinot Noir for reds. The soils are a mix of limestone, schist and clay, and when combined with a warmer climate than Burgundies from further North the wines have a fuller, riper character. These excellent wines generally offer attractive early drinking, that are often a great taste of `Classic Red & White Burgundy` at a fraction of the price to their more illustrious and famous neighbours.
Domaine des Moirots is a family property situated in the village of Bissey-sur-Cruchaud that has been producing wine on about 30 acres of south facing vineyards in the Cote Chalonnaise, the region just to the south of the Cote de Beaune, since 1978. Christophe Denizot handles the operation and produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir based wines from his carefully tended vineyards using traditional Burgundian methods allied to modern winemaking techniques to produce fine wines from the healthiest vines. The granite and limestone soils and climate here lends itself to the production of wines of firm acidity and supple minerality.
This Montagny 1er Cru from the Domaine des Moirots, originates from one of the prestige vineyards of Montagny amid the ruins of a medieval tower of Buxy castle. A brilliant golden yellow in colour, this has a very attractive bouquet of tropical fruit flavours. It is an excellent balance between ripeness and freshness with a flinty minerality. Well structured with a creamy mouthfeel and exotic fruits which linger on the finish.
Seafood risotto, roast chicken with roasted red peppers or grilled lemon sole.