Country: France Region: Burgundy Vintage: 2014
Category: White Wine Color: White
Producer: David Moret
"David Moret is a micro-négociant making only white wines in his small cellar in Beaune. He studied oenology, but then went on to sell winemaking supplies before finally deciding to make wines himself. With no family-owned vines, he bought grapes to vinify, purchasing his first barrels in the late 1990s and starting the Moret-Nominé label in 2000.
Since then, he has continued to buy small parcels of grapes from top growers, to press and ferment in his cellars. Fermented using indigenous yeasts, the wines are bottled without fining or filtration, because of the natural settling that occurs during their period in oak. The Meursault Premier Cru ‘Les Charmes’ is more aromatic in style, while the Meursault Premier Cru ‘Les Perrières’, from a small production, has a wonderful mouth-filling texture with steely, racy acidity. Its concentration, depth and complexity is worthy of Grand Cru status.
The Saint-Romain is lean and elegant with refreshing lime aromas and makes an excellent introduction to David’s refined yet intense wines. From the Côte Chalonnaise, his Rully strikes the characteristically Burgundian balance between acidity and richness, with bright fruit, nuts, oatmeal and notes of honey. ‘Le Grand A’ Aligoté, is made from Aligoté grown on 60-year-old vines. It is not your typical Aligoté, being extremely concentrated (due to the old vines) and given the royal treatment with 18 months in French oak, of which a portion is new. His stunning Chassagne-Montrachet is made from 50-60-year-old vines."
Product Features: Sustainable
Winemaker: David Moret
The Aligote grapes are sourced in the village of Bouzeron, grown on vines which on average are 60 years old, giving a fabulously concentrated and stand-out Aligote.
Grapes were brought straight to the winery and were pressed immediately, to preserve the precious aromas and flavours. The wine went through alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentation using indigenous yeasts only. This new wine from David Moret is given the royal treatment, spending 18 months in French oak, 25% of which was new. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
In the right hands, the often overlooked Aligote grape variety can shine. Using grapes from 60 year old vines give this Aligote a beautiful concentration with a lovely balance of power, richness and acidity. A lovely finish of nougat and toasted hazelniuts.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:12.5% Acidity [g/l]: 5.9