Domaine Olivier Morin Bourgogne Chitry Rouge Constance 2019
Since 1992, when Olivier Morin left a life in the music industry to take over his family’s domaine in the medieval town of Chitry-le-Fort, essentially trading in his turntables for a tractor, Olivier has never looked back. Crucially, the vineyards of Chitry (she-TREE) share exactly the same chalky, Kimmeridgian soils as Chablis, just a few miles away.
Olivier and his wife Nelly tend their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines according to organic practices, for character-rich wines that transcend this modest appellation with their resonant flavors and stunning complexity. What’s more, Olivier Morin Bourgogne Chitry offers outstanding value.
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards total some five acres in Chitry, on south/ southeast-facing hillsides, at 600 feet in altitude. Soils are a mix of marl and clay with Portlandian limestone, similar to the terroir of neighboring Chablis.
AGE OF VINES: 30 to 50 years
WINEMAKING: Destemmed; fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks on indigenous yeasts. Aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for one year. Bottled unfiltered.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Pork terrine; grilled sausages with herbs; richer fish.