justin girardin viticulteur grands vins de bourgogne


Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru «Morgeot»


Age of vines 30 years Grape variety Chardonnay Ageing French oak barrels. Origin of wood: Allier and Bertranges 25%ofnewoak. Wine remained 12 months in barrels. Viticulture Pruning style: Guyot simple. Manual harvest. Green work (de-budding, leaf-thinning,...). Triple sorting: in the vineyard (twice) and in the winery on sorting table Winemaking The grapes are pressed upon arrival at the winery. We practice a fermentation with a low temperature to keep all the flavours. We start the alcoholic fermentation in vats to have a regular fermentation , then when alcoholic fermentation is running we put the wine into barrels. We use only natural yeasts to keep the charm and character of each wine. Tasting notes Powerful nose, nice length with a mineral finish. Wine pairings Fish, seafood, veal sweetbreads, poultry... Operating temperature between 12°C and 14°C Aging potential 7 to 8 years

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In the western part of the Chassagne-Montrachet vineyard is the climate of Morgeot. For a long time, it was assumed that there was a monastery or chapel on the plot, which turned out to be a dependency of the neighbouring Morgeot Abbey founded by the Citersians around 1150, at the same time as the vineyard. The vineyard thus created was the property of the monks of the Abbey of Maizières, who cleared the land and built the buildings necessary for the exploitation. In the 15th century, the village of Chassagne and a large part of the abbey were destroyed by King Louis XI in reprisal for the villagers' allegiance to Mary of Burgundy. The vines were preserved, as well as the chapel and the bread oven. With a south-western exposure, a very varied clay-limestone soil with marls rich in iron oxide and a limestone subsoil similar to that of the Côte de Nuits. This exceptional terroir produces white and red wines of very high quality, combining power, length and structure.