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Chablis grand cru Valmur, Christian Moreau Père et Fils 2021 (organic)



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75cl ALC 12.5%

Rich and concentrated with wonderfully dense fruit and an attractive earthy note but with beautifully sweet fruit, good tension and balance before a long intense finish.


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France, Burgundy, Chablis

White

100% Chardonnay

Dry and full

Environmentally friendly

Drink or Keep

2021

Shellfish, Oysters

12.5%

75cl

Organic

Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils

The intensely flavoured wines of this domaine have been garnering extremely good critics’ marks over some years now.

They are the work of Fabien Moreau, sixth generation Chablis maker and Dijon University oenology graduate. His larger-than-life father, Christian, is meant to be retired but enjoys selling, so they make a great double-act. To explain a bit of the history, Christian used to travel the world selling the wines of J Moreau et Fils which had been sold into corporate ownership in the 1970s. The family kept some vineyards though, and in 2002 the agreements allowed them to take these back in hand and market their own wines. The wines are the result of a lot of vineyard work, an impressive nine people being employed full-time on 11.6 ha of vines, all cultivated organically. They have vines in four grand crus, the gems being Les Clos ‘Clos des Hospices’, a monopole bought from the Chablis hospice in 1904, as well as a separate, steep 3 ha plot of Les Clos which goes almost from top to bottom. The 4.5 ha chunk of 1er cru Vaillon is a handy holding too! The aim is to make, “a wine of great pureness which is typical of Chablis,” says Fabien, so he keeps the new oak under 10% for fear of marking the wine, with barrels being used for up to seven years.

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Vintage guide

A warm season but with cooler nights, 2022 looks to have brought both excellent quality and, importantly, a decent quantity. The 2021 vintage was heavily affected by frost meaning quantities are well down though the quality is very good. 2020 was historically early and regarded as a great vintage. 2019 is a worthy successor to the excellent ‘18s, where low yields have given very concentrated wines. A seriously good vintage here in 2018 as the region escaped the frosts which have plagued recent years. They have a good crop of rich, aromatic whites across the region as a result. Despite a familiar and now all-too-frequent late frost in 2017 the growers in the Côte d’Or were better prepared and the vintage has delivered excellent results, with many domaines back to ‘normal’ yields. In the Mâconnais and Chablis growers were not quite so lucky with yields down for the second year but wines of excellent quality. What there is in 2016 is very good but sadly frost and hail had a bigger than usual impact this year, particularly in Chablis and the Mâconnais, but almost no-one escaped unscathed. 2015 produced round, full whites with good, ripe fruit. 2014 started well enough with an early spring but a cooler than average summer, and hailstorms in the south, reduced yields. The resultant wines, however, have elegance and beautiful balance. A cold season in 2013 meant yields were low but good growers have produced some very drinkable wines.

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