2020 Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes Cote de Beaune France

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Press

"The 2020 Chassagne rouge old vine bottling comes in at an even thirteen percent octane in this vintage and is beautifully sappy and black fruity in personality. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of cassis, sweet blackberries, bitter chocolate, woodsmoke, pigeon, dark soil tones and a whisper of oak. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and nicely soil-driven in personality, with a sappy core of fruit, suave tannins and a long, complex and well-balanced finish. Fine juice."

Rated 90 Points John Gilman

"Bursting with aromas of cherries, berries, violets, plums and dark chocolate, the 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes is medium to full-bodied, fleshy and vibrant, with powdery tannins and a crunchy core of fruit. The 2020 vintage has turned out brilliantly at Domaine Bernard Moreau—but what's new? Alex Moreau readied his harvesters promptly, as it takes eight days to pick the whole domaine, and began on August 20th. Yields were good, and the cellar is full (which is not the case in 2021), with alcohols moderate, the highest being 13.4%. As usual, the fruit is crushed before pressing (which lasts up to three and a half hours), briefly settled and barreled down (François Frères is the predominant cooper here) for vinification with plenty of lees, Moreau doing nothing to discourage quite protracted fermentations, which he finds build texture and complexity into the wines. For my palate, the results are some of the finest white wines produced on the Côte de Beaune, and they occupy a prominent place in my personal cellar. The market is certainly taking notice, and prices are rising fast, but readers won't want to miss the 2020s. "

Rated 90 Points WIne Advocate