Chassagne-Montrachet Abbeye de Morgeot 1er Cru 2011 Olivier Leflaive
Abbaye de Morgeot has been managed by Olivier Leflaive Freres for years and now is part of the new Domaine Olivier Leflaive. Their first vintage for these Domaine wines was 2010. Chassagne Montrachet's 1er Cru Morgeot is the largest of the appellations 1er Crus with over 143 acres. The Abbeye has its own unique terroir within the vineyard. Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested and pressed as whole berries upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs entirely in oak, 25% of which is new. The young wines are aged in oak for a total of 12 months before resting in stainless steel for an additional 5 months prior to bottling. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "An iron note graces the apple, lemon and buttered pastry flavors in this vibrant white. Taut and steely, with a lingering stony finish. A bit sharp, but will appeal to fans of acidity. Best from 2016 through 2024."