Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils, Chablis 1er Cru 'Vaillon' 2019
Certified Oragnic Premier Cru Chablis. Yes please! The 2019 Vintage is everything you want in a Chablis - racy, elegant, loads of minerality, white nectarines, white peaches, pomelo, grapefruit, light spice, oyster shell, lemon zest, lemon curd butter, spice and laser like acidity. This wine has poise, precision and balance all combining to give a wonderfully long finish.
'One of the oldest and most respected names in Chablis with superb vineyard holdings reflecting the families very long history 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.
A combination of exceptional vineyard sites, old vines, brilliant wine-making and fastidious care in every step of production has resulted in these wines being regarded as amongst the very best produced in Chablis. 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.'
- Vintage & Vine