Domaine Bachey-Legros Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2012
The rich, red, clay-limestone soils drawn upon by deeply rooted vines planted in 1950, give the wine the roundness of great white wines, heightened and balanced by a good mineral structure. Fourteen months of aging on the lees reveals the natural qualities of this exceptional wine. In its youth, it already charms with its suppleness, its good length, and its floral notes, yellow fruits, and citrus. As it ages a miracle occurs, a veritable metamorphosis. It assumes an intense golden hue and develops even more volume and substance.
The Domaine Bachey-Legros is a very old wine estate with ancient stones and wines that reflect the terrain.The family home, of a typical Burgundian architecture and located on the oldest street in the village of Santenay-le-Haut, looks out over an idyllic landscape of vineyards. The Bachey family has been working these vineyards and making wine for six generations; the richness of their domain lies in their old vines. The estate produces red and white Burgundian, Santenay, and Chassagne-Montrachet wines.