Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Marconnets 2018

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Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Marconnets 2018

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Albert Morot

Tasting notes - A wine of distinction and aromatic complexity, this 1er Cru delivers notes of ripe, red fruits enveloped in delicate spicy nuances through to a palate of finely structured tannins. Smooth and silky, with a long, elegant finish. Delicious with game or Comté. 

Albert Morot Beaune 1er Cru Marconnets 2018

Smooth and silky with red fruits, delicate spice and a long,
elegant finish.
Producer Note
In 1820, Albert Morot set up his negociant business in Beaune. Between 1984 and 1999
the estate was managed by Françoise Choppin, who discontinued the negociant
activity in order to concentrate on its vineyards and winemaking. The domain covers
eight hectares of vineyard, divided into 10 appellations and is certified organic from the
2015 vintage. In January 2000, Geoffroy Choppin de Janvry, an agronomist engineer
specialising in viticulture and oenology, took over the estate from his great aunt.
Adopting a minimal intervention approach, Geoffroy crafts wines of ultimate purity
which are highly rated around the world.
Vintage
A wet winter and spring built soil water reserves which was important for the
forthcoming growing season. A cold snap in February allowed the vines to rest and the
sap to descend. Warm weather in April increased the vine's development, which
continued throughout the hot, dry growing season. Harvest took place under good
conditions producing exceptionally healthy fruit. 2018 is an excellent vintage for both
quantity and quality.
Vineyard
Les Marconnets is a 1er Cru climat of the Beaune appellation, which extends over the
two communes of Beaune and Savigny. Domaine Albert Morot’s tiny plot of 0.67
hectares sits at the top of the slope, facing south-east. It benefits from a complex
limestone soil, which is combined with loam, sand and clay elements and produces
wines of power and aromatic complexity. The Guyot pruned vines have an average
age of 50 years and are planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare. A green
harvest takes place in July and meticulous sorting at harvest ensures the yields are kept
low at 25 to 35 hectolitres per hectare. The vineyard is certified organic; the soil is
carefully ploughed and the biodiversity of the vineyard is respected.
Winemaking
The grapes were hand-picked and carefully sorted in the vineyard into small crates to
avoid crushing, followed by a second meticulous selection on the sorting table. The
grapes were destemmed and were gravity fed into traditional open vats. Fermentation
took place with indigenous yeasts, followed by maceration which lasted for three weeks
under temperature controlled conditions. One or two ‘pigeages’ or cap submersions
took place each day, gently extracting colour, flavour and tannins. Slow malolactic
conversion took place. The wine was aged in French oak barrels, of which 30% were
new, for 14 months. The wine was bottled without fining and generally without filtration.
The wine was vinified as gently as possible in a gravity fed winery which facilitated
minimal pumping.
Tasting Note
A wine of distinction and aromatic complexity, this 1er Cru delivers notes of ripe, red
fruits enveloped in delicate spicy nuances through to a palate of finely structured
tannins. Smooth and silky, with a long, elegant finish.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Geoffroy Choppin
de Janvry
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Beaune 1er Cru
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%

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