Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassange-Montrachet Vielles Vignes
It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Year to year, this celebrated producer vinifies and bottles some of the purest, most thought-provoking wines of the appellation. Employing a style of wine making that might best be described as hands-off, Bernard produces Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that are sensual, opulent and utterly delicious.
The bouquet bursts with rose petals and black currant, plus a peppery, savory edge thanks to the 30% whole cluster fruit. The medium to full-bodied palate charms with a succulent core of ripe, brambly fruit and polished tannins. A touch of new oak lends a little extra mid-palate depth en route to a nicely defined finish. Overall, this is a balanced and delicious effort.