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."
Winemaker: David Moret
Fruit is sourced exclusively from the Rully appellation, the northern most village in the Côte Chalonnaise. Here, slopes, soils and appellations are quite varied, with those situated on the higher sites producing fruit to rival that of the nearby Côte de Beaune. Grapes for this wine are grown on limestone and clay, producing wines which are round and appealing. The grapes were all handpicked into small boxes, which ensured the berries remained intact and healthy for their arrival at the winery.
Grapes were brought straight to the winery and were pressed immediately via an air press, to preserve the precious Chardonnay aromas and flavours. The wine went through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels, then ageing for a total of 15 months, before being bottled and resting in the cellars for approximately six months.
Pale golden in appearance. The nose is full with a varying bouquet of flavours; elderberry, lemon, white peach and hints of flint. The palate strikes the characteristically Burgundian balance between acidity and richness, with bright fruit, nuts, oatmeal and notes of honey, a rounded palate and a long finish.
Food Suggestion: An exemplary match for seafood and white meats. Pair with river fish, shellfish or poultry in a creamy sauce.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV:13% Classification: AOP