2018 Pierre Morey Bourgogne Aligote

Burgundy, France

Taut with green apple, lemon and smoky flint, this white's an underdog charmer from a pioneer of biodynamic Burgundy.



About the Wine

Although now mostly planted second fiddle to Chardonnay and not much sighted, Aligoté is white Burgundy’s underdog charmer.

Proof of its quality is evident in the array of great Burgundian estates that still champion it, including Leflaive, D’Auvenay and Roulot. Morey’s is a beauty, coming from Meursault vines over 50 years old.

A subtle white taut with green apple, lemon and smokey cap gun flint. This old dog needs no tricks to deliver buoyant, fleshy Burgundy that’s well-alive and kicking.

About Pierre Morey

Though quiet and understated, Pierre Morey is something of a Burgundy legend. Having commenced the building of his estate with his father in 1971, they sharecropped some of the top vineyards belonging to the Comte Lafon estate.

Later serving as General Manager of the esteemed Domaine Leflaive from 1988-2008, Pierre worked to convert this estate first to organic practices and later to biodynamic farming, in unison with his own holdings.

Now working with his daughter Anne, their 10 hectares is centred around a Meursault home base, with additional holdings in Puligny-Montrachet, Monthélie and Pommard.

Wines for their negociant business are sold under the Morey Blanc label.

Anne Morey
Anne Morey
Burgundy, France
Additional Info

From the Producer

Coming from two mature parcels of vines on the Meursault flats, planted in 1957. All the work on the Morey estate is certified both organic and biodynamic.

The grapes are lightly crushed and pressed before a slow settling over 24 hours.

Aged mostly in tank over 12 months with some time in old barrel. Aligoté with an incredible woven, waxy and driven concentration that will need time in the glass to unravel.

Blend : Aligote (100%)
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Vines and the village
Vines and the village
Meursault, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

James Suckling

"This is as good as aligote can get with aromas of pears and lemons, overlaid with subtle oak and mineral notes. Super fresh and vivid on the palate, this has a gently granular, crunchy texture with mouthwatering lemon, pear and white-melon flavors." - James Suckling (James Suckling)

The Wine Advocate

"The 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté reveals notes of waxy citrus rind and green apple, followed by a medium to full-bodied, taut and chalky palate. I suspect that as it unwinds in bottle it will make my score seem conservative." - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)


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