Caroline Morey: The New Star of Chassagne-Montrachet

Vivian Liang | September 1, 2021

I have been a fan of Caroline Morey’s wines for years. From a rising star of the region to one of the most sought-after producers, she impresses wine drinkers with her unique and delightful wines.

She comes from a family of vignerons, daughter of famed winemaker Jean-Marc Morey and wife of the established producer Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey.

Since 2014, she acquired some vineyards from her father, from which she started producing both reds and whites.

Caroline Morey is constantly experimenting with new approaches including, but not limited to, using less new oak (in both fermentation and aging) and no lees stirring for some of the whites. The results have been fascinating so far. Her wines are elegant and feminine at the core, with plenty of freshness and character.

The Beaune, Grèves, 1er Cru, Blanc 2018 is cheerful and refreshing, while the Santenay Les Cornières Blanc 2018 is relatively fuller in body and rounder.

The Beaune, Grèves, 1er Cru, Rouge 2018 shows a fruitiness, with fresh raspberry and strawberry.  Whereas, the Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge 2018 displays a floral rose petal character.

The pinnacles of our selection is the Chassagne-Montrachet, Chambrées Blanc 2018, which is vibrant and floral and the Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Caillerets, 1er Cru 2018 which is sensual and complex.

I invite you to explore our availability of Caroline Morey's wines below.

Wine Trivia: What is the size of a Burgundy barrel? Well, it is not 350L which is the size used by Caroline Morey in her effort to soften the effects of wood integration in her wines. It is 228L with a low and round shape. For reference, a Bordeaux barrel is 225L with a tall and long shape.