GILLES MORAT BÈLEMNITES 2017

GILLES MORAT BÈLEMNITES 2017

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From several parcels with similar geological characteristics, namely clay soils with fossilized Bélemnites Rostres shells (a long extinct ancestor of squid from the Jurassic period).  Plantings date 1956 – 1980.  Fermentation is in 220L barrels (roughly 10% new), followed by 11 months of barrel ageing with bâtonnage.  The wine is allowed to progress through malolactic fermentation.

 Density and concentration steps up here, with a densely packed nose of citrus, apricot/stonefruit, roasted nuts and green tea.  The palate delivers significant complexity, with apricot, nectarine, citrus and fennel, with a long and lively finish driven by buzzing acid. 

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Gilles Morat

Pure Pure Pouilly-Fuissé from a hidden jewel of Burgundy

Vergisson is a small but dramatic village, nestled in the hills some 400 meters high in the Mâcon.  A sweeping bowl of several kilometres across, it is punctuated by two striking rocky outcrops, with vines clinging to the steep hills underneath.  It is here that Gilles Morat and wife Joëlle farm their six hectares of Pouilly-Fuissé and Saint Véran vines.  Viticulture is organic with a focus on hands on, exceptional vineyard management, raising pure and pristine Chardonnay from this drop dead gorgeous, hidden nook of Burgundy.