At 58 hectares Morgeot can lay claim to being the largest cru in the Côte d’Or, surpassing even Clos de Vougeot (51 hectares). It comprises around 20 distinct climats which may all carry its name and covers the southern swathe of Chassagne Montrachet as it heads down towards Santenay. This cuvée comes from the Francemont lieu dit on the Santenay side of the vineyard. It has excellent ripe citrus energy. It is in the rounder style of wines here, sharing much in common with Bruno’s Chaumées. The nutty fruit edge and sweet juicy length mark it out for great ageing.
A mildly riper nose offers up plenty of floral influence on the citrus and white peach suffused aromas. There is once again fine power and richness to the big-bodied and muscular flavors that coat the palate with dry extract, all wrapped in a lingering and solidly complex finish. As is typical for the appellation, this won't win any awards for refinement but it doesn't lack for power and punch but it should reward mid-term keeping. Drink 2024+
Aromas of underripe pineapple, dusty herbs, crushed stone and anise. Nicely concentrated peach and pineapple flavors are energized by chewy, rocky minerality. There's a touch of lemony tartness on the juicy back end but this wine shows more buffering extract than some of the foregoing samples, as well as strong lingering notes of pear and peach.
Bruno’s estate is spread across an impressive 30+ different parcels in Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny Montrachet and St Aubin. From 2016 onwards, his portfolio includes Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Desmoiselles and Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru, passed down to him by his father, Michel, who has stepped into retirement (Michel Colin-Deleger’s estate was divided between his two sons, Bruno and Philippe). Bruno’s style blends Burgundy's tell-tale minerality with luxuriant fruit. The wines tend to display generous concentration with vibrant drive. Many have the potential to age beautifully but Bruno’s wines are also notable for their open approachability in youth. His wide range of Chassagne Montrachet premiers crus captures the diverse expression of the appellation.
The white wines of Chassagne Montrachet can be difficult to distinguish from Puligny. At their most typical they are slightly fleshier and more hedonistic, but are often just as mineral and refined making the two almost inseparable. When distinguishable, they offer notes of honeysuckle, lime blossom and honey. Many have become quite approachable when young. It is larger than Puligny with vineyards totalling over 330 hectares. Though it shares both the grand cru vineyards of Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachet, it has sole ownership of the miniscule Criots Bâtard Montrachet. Similar to Puligny, Chassagne also grows Pinot Noir, which can be austere when young. A small amount of red Chassagne is also made.