Wine Last Sold on: January 13, 2013
Domaine Morey Coffinet
2011 Bourgogne Blanc
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Mission Codename: La Reine Blanche
- Agent Red
- Send Agent Red to france, in search of an elegant, flavorful white Burgundy, worthy of our most discerning Operatives. Secure as many cases as possible.
- Mission Status
- Michel Morey
From one of the top growers and winemakers in the renowned vineyards of Chassagne, today’s Domaine Morey Coffinet 2011 Bourgogne Blanc is a truly super and superior wine!
We got our hands on every last case in the country, so please act quickly, We will run out of this wonderful white.
Beautifully made, with racy, delicious flavors from end to end. The wine has some butteriness and spice, but is wonderfully balanced. Fruit, spice and minerals all give this wine a harmonious balance.
Drinking beautifully, now, this wine shows great aging potential. We think that it could go for at least another 3 to 5 years and we’ll be holding onto a few bottles until at least 2020, just to see where this wine goes. The fruit that is currently present in the wine condense, but the acids are there to provide a backbone that will carry the wine for 5 years or more.
This is a very flexible and food-friendly wine. We recommend it as an accompaniment to a first course or with Hors d’oeuvres. Serve with baked brie, a baked chicken breast or a lightly prepared fish. Salad Nicosie, pork loin or salt cod would also work very well.
Light golden yellow with a greenish hue where light bends around the wine. After giving the wine a good swirl, big fat legs creep, while the wine settles quickly.
Scents of gingerbread, brioche, baked apple, lemon peel, and cool water from a spring-fed creek. Secondary aromas consist of butter and firm nectarines.
Flavors of citrus, passion fruit, starfruit. After swirling secondary flavors consist of nutmeg, subtle cinnamon, young nectarine, green papaya, and Asian tropical fruit. The wine has a racy acidic mineral structure showing off a fine zing at the tip of the tongue. After a moment, the wine rounds out, softening at the edges where it takes on a plushness.
Finish is bright, fresh, and lingering with a citrus zest. Also, softly dry with flavors reminiscent of baking spices.
What the Winery Says
From one of the top growers and winemakers in the hallowed vineyards of Chassagne—where he has superb holdings, as well, in the Grand Crus—comes this Bourgogne Blanc with aromas and flavors several steps above its simple Appelation Controlee.There are subtle notes to be found of almond, ripe apple and citrus. The balance is quite fine and the chardonnay fruit lasts through to a fairly lengthy finish.
About the Winery
The son of Marc Morey, Michel and his wife Fabienne (from the Pillot clan) began the Morey-Coffinet domaine in the late 1970s with a dowry of vineyards. With a stable foundation of Premier Crus from the south-east facing hillside which Clive Coates calls “the best section for white Chassagne,” Michel’s whites speak to the very essence of the region, with fragrant aromas of orchard blossoms, green apple, pears and spice all framed by powerful minerality. Michel also has a deft hand with Chassagne rouge. His reds capture the roasted, muscular aromas of Chassagne rouge terroir, but are framed by a silky texture and balance that many other examples of the village lack.