Burgundy 2017 Offers
2017 continues a run of excellent vintages in Burgundy. Though not quite the intensity of 2016 and vivacity of 2015 reds, there is lots of finesse and oodles of charm in the 2017's. For the Whites, the quality is even more serious with, fine acidity and impressive flavour profile and tension, these are wines with longevity and they will express their individual terroirs particularly well.
The 1er Cru vineyard of Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees borders Saint Aubin and lies just above another Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers. The Chardonnay from here is grown on clay-limestone soil and once vinified, the juice is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak) and then 6 months concrete vats. The resulting wine in the extraordinary 2017 vintage is fruity, floral, rich, yet fresh. A wonderful Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees with expressive typicity.
The Morgeot 1er Cru is Chassagne's wine growing hillside’s largest 1er Cru and covers no less than 21 different "lieu-dits” which are sometimes bottled individually and sometimes grouped together under the Morgeot appellation.
The Chardonnay for Bruno Colin's Chassagne Montrachet 1er Morgeot is grown on vines that date back to 1963 in the Francemont "lieu-dits" on clay-limestone soils. Post vinification the juice is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak) and 6 months in concrete vats. This wine is characterised by finesse. In youth it is reserved but with bottles age this wine develops a wonderful richness, underpinned by a fresh, mineral structure. 2017 is a knockout.