Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils

Bourgogne Rouge

Region: France - Burgundy

Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils

It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Year to year, this celebrated producer vinifies and bottles some of the purest, most thought-provoking wines of the appellation. Employing a style of wine making that might best be described as hands-off, Alex Moreau produces Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that are sensual, opulent and utterly delicious.

Grapes / Soils

Pinot Noir Clay

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • The vineyards for the Bourgogne are in Chassagne-Montrachet, just on the other side of the road from village (AOC) vineyards.
  • The soils are a little deeper and heavier – mostly clay.

 

Winemaker's Notes

BERNARD MOREAU

  • 5% of new wood is used for the Bourgogne Rouge – “we try to make something which reeks of Pinot.”
Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Noir grapes.
  • Grown on soils of clay.
  • Fermented in 10%-30% new French oak barrels, using naturally occurring yeast.
  • Aged in 10%-30% new French oak barrels.
  • Aged for 14-18 months.
  • Bottled without fining and usually without filtration unless the wine is cloudy.
Technical Information
  • Purchased fruit
  • 100% from Chassagne-Montrachet appellation
  • Oak treatment – Aged 10 months in 2-3 year old barrels
  • No fining
  • Sterile filtration only
  • Alcohol 13.5% by Volume
Miscellaneous
  • Due to the fame of Chassagne-Montrachet white wines, many might not be aware that roughly 1/3 of all grapes planted in the appellation are Pinot Noir.
  • Most of the grapes go into Bourgogne Rouge.

General Info

Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation(s) Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay, St Aubin
Proprietors Bernard Moreau
Founded 1809
Winemaker Alex Moreau
Annual Production 8,000 9 L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable