Amélie Mac Mahon Duchess of Magenta

Amélie de Mac Mahon Duchesse de Magenta

Domaine de l'Abbaye de Morgeot

Abbaye de Morgeot
21190 Chassagne-Montrachet

Phone. : 03 85 82 09 86
Fax . : 03 85 82 92 54
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The estate in a few words

Property of the Dukes of Magenta family, who came all the way from Ireland to Burgundy, around 1740. The Abbey’s vineyard was planted by Cistercian Burgundy monks in the 12th century. In the 15th century the village of Chassagne-Montrachet was devastated by the king-of-France’s troops. The chapel and the bread oven were the only things left from the abbey. Now the estate is run by the Scottish-born duchess of Magenta.

This vineyard covers 22 acres with 85 % of chardonnay and 15 % of pinot noir. Vines are between 20 and 70 years old and trained in single “cane pruning” for whites and “spur pruning” for reds.

We practice a sustainable viticulture  (organic enrichments but no chemical fertilizers). We do mechanical weeding and the grapes are hand-picked.

As to winemaking, we vinify using natural yeasts. Maturing at the Morgeot Abbey or at the Castle of Sully is long : from 12 to 24 months in French oak casks (around 10 % of new oak). Bottling takes place at the estate, or at the Morgeot Abbey or at the Castle of Sully. The wines are usually sold after four years of storage. Keeping wines then. 

The wines

  • CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET 1ER CRU ABBAYE DE MORGEOT (white)
  • CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET 1er CRU ABBAYE DE MORGEOT (red)
  • PULIGNY-MONTRACHET VILLAGES
  • BOURGOGNE  (red)
  • BOURGOGNE  (white)
  • BOURGOGNE (blush)
  • CREMANT DE BOURGOGNE (sparkling white)