Country

 

France

Region

 

Chalonnaise

Producer

 

Domaine des Moirots

Grape(s)

 

Chardonnay (100%)

Type

 

White

Style

 

Rich

Oaked Style

 

Lightly oaked

Body Style

 

Medium bodied

Dry/Sweet Style

 

Dry

Alcohol Content

 

13%

Closure Style

 

Cork

Organic/Biodynamic

 

No

Vegetarian/Vegan

 

Vegetarian

No

Vegan

No

Allergens

 

Sulphites

Yes

Milk

No

Egg

No

Region

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.

Producer

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Food

Seafood risotto, roast chicken with roasted red peppers or grilled lemon sole.

Montagny

£27.99Price