Morat/Chataigneraie-Laborier, Mâcon, Burgundy, France
Les Bruyeres, Vergisson 71960, France
Ph: +33 (0)3 85 35 85 51 E-mail: email@example.com
vineyards of Pouilly-Fuisse and St Veran
Domaine Morat (previously known as
Chataigneraie-Laborier) is an organic producer based in Vergisson, a
village a few miles west of Macon. It’s owned by Gilles and Joëlle
Morat, and is the fifth generation of the same family.
Soils are rich in clay and limestone, and show some
heterogeneity, which is reflected in the different cuvees. The
vineyards are worked manually with no pesticides or herbicides, and
organic fertlizers only are used.
These wines are stocked in the UK by HG Wines (www.hgwines.co.uk),
whose prices are given.
Chataigneraie-Laborier St Veran 2007
Focused and fresh with dense citrussy fruit and good acidity.
Really expressive with lots of flavour, yet still fresh with it. Lovely.
Chataigneraie-Laborier Pouilly Fuisse ‘Terres du Menhir’ 2006
Broad, aromatic, ripe nutty nose with honeyed apple and pear
fruit. The palate is broad, concentrated and slightly nutty with
lovely textured fruit. Delicious, complex and fruit driven. 91/100
Chataigneraie-Laborier Pouilly Fuisse ‘Belemnites’ 2005
Named after the small fossils found in this vineyard. Complex nose
with minerals, nuts and herbs. Lovely focus and aromatics. The palate
is dense and concentrated with thrilling complexity and minerality.
Stylish stuff with nice acidity on the finish. 93/100 (£11.30)
Chatagineraie-Laborier Pouilly Fuisse ‘La Roche’ 2005
Nutty, toasty nose with fine aromatics. Dense and tight with a
citrussy edge. The palate is concentrated and rounded with lovely
fresh minerality and taut herby complexity. Stylish stuff with real
focus. 93/100 (£9.75)
Wines tasted 09/08
these wines with wine-searcher.com
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