Domaine Christian Moreau Petit Chablis 2020
SPECIAL PRICE 6 or more. Absolute bargain for quality and pedigree – new vintage
One of the oldest and most respected names in Chablis, this branch of the Moreau family is headed by Christian and now his son Fabien who is the winemaker and manager.
Possessing magnificent vineyard holdings built up in some of the very best vineyard areas of Chablis by the family over generations (including nearly 8 hectares out of Chablis’ total 92 hectares of Grand cru), this small but remarkable estate has in just a few years established itself as one of the leading producers of Chablis producing consistently outstanding wines.
With relatively small (but very well sited) holdings in Petit, village and 1er cru Chablis, the highlights here are undoubtedly the amazing range of Grand cru vineyards including one single holding of approximately 3 hectares in Les Clos as well as .41 hectares of Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos plus slightly smaller holdings in Valmur, Blanchots and Vaudesir. Now the wines are gaining in even clearer expression with the vineyards having been certified organic since 2013 and together with some new tanks and other investments the results are showing clearly in the wines with each vintage. These are wines of precision, crystal clear typicity, and elegance, that will age classically while enabling tremendous enjoyment throughout their lives. A combination of exceptional vineyard sites, old vines, brilliant winemaking and fastidious care in every step of production has resulted in these wines being regarded as amongst the very best produced in Chablis.
“The quality here is again so good that I’m tempted to say that Chablis has yet another leading light to add to the usual stars of Raveneau and Dauvissat”. Burghound.com
On the 2020 vintage – No reviews released yet however Vinous Media normally release reviews for these in October – and given the hype on how good the vintage is it is back to a racy classic vintage, brimming with minerality and tension and we expect these will be gone very quickly once reviews land
For now a brief vintage note by Fabien Moreau (winemaker and Christian Moreau’s son):
”Very fresh, mineral vintage with less alcoholic level and nice tension. A little bit away from the 2 last “warm” vintages 2018 and 2019. Regarding the style we have more minerality / tension compare to the previous vintages.” Fabien Moreau
From vines located at the top of the hill of Grand Cru’s only metres from the Grand cru Valmur and also this wine includes another very small 0.4 ha planting also at the crest of the hill of Grand Cru’s (just above Vaudesir) that the Moreau family have planted more recently. This wine shows amazing depth and detail and provides remarkable value. An absolute bargain but unfortunately very limited quantities available as this is their smallest holding (after the tiny 0.41ha of Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos). Don’t delay as this always sells out very quickly!
Review for 2019 vintage ”I understand that you are unlikely to find this wine unless you live in Australia or Norway. Consumers in those countries should pile in quickly! … This is really gorgeous, very grapey along with a lime-laden nose. Just a spicy hint of fully ripe grapes. Attractively clear cut, fine acidity behind, riotously juicy. This weighs in at 12.6% alcohol. Tasted: July 2020” Jasper Morris, Insideburgundy.com, December 2020
”Notes of petrol, citrus and quinine precede racy, chiseled and solidly dense middle weight flavours that exude a refreshing salinity on the dry, clean and focused finale. This is sufficiently rich that it could be enjoyed young if desired.” Burghound.com, December 2020
RRP $$51 Our Special Price $45.99 when you buy 6 or more.
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Burgundy, Chablis, France
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