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Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils - Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2017


Terroir: Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils owns a total of just under 10 acres of the famous Vaillon vineyard. With a relatively steep grade the plot has terrific drainage of it's Kimmeridgien clay soil and a south/southeast exposure that provides optimum sunlight throughout the growing season.

Vinification: The winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of the terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest. A small percentage of the final blend does see a short time in oak barrels.

Additional Details edit

Clean, well-rounded, classic Chablis from vines that average 56 years old. The wine is pure and vibrant in flavor showing off citrus and mineral which combine with just a touch of oak on the finish.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Fabien Moreau
  • Sustainability: Certified Organic
  • Soil: Kimmeridgien calcareous clay
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  • Avg Vine Age: 60+ years
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Pack Size: 12/375ml, 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

Vinous Rating: 93

Author: Antonio Galloni

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

"The 2017 Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru is a very pretty wine that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. Apricot, lemon confit, chamomile, mint and dried flowers all grace this attractive, inviting Chablis. Floral notes develop later, adding lift and brightness, while saline underpinnings lend a palpable sense of energy. This is such a terrific expression of Vaillon. The 2017 is all nuance."

Wine Spectator Rating: 90

Author: Bruce Sanderson

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

"A broad white, whose ample volume houses flavors of peach, honey, apple and lemon. This is balanced, with vibrant acidity offsetting the ripe fruit. Drink now through 2024. 500 cases imported."