Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2018

Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils

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 Information

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
  • Avg Vine Age: 60+ years
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Pack Size: 12/375ml, 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anne Krebiehl
    Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
    "A touch of reduction still plays about ripe pear notes on the nose of this wine. The palate adds hazelnut and a whiff of smoke, taming that ripeness and creating a rounded but fresh and balanced picture. It finishes with some yeasty savoriness and a hint of lemon zest. Beautiful."
  • Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2018 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru, blended from six parcels, is pure, focused and taut, all while expressing the natural richness of the year. Lemon confit, white flowers, white pepper, mint and a kiss of French oak add striking aromatic top notes to match the wine's linear, energetic feel. The Vaillons has a surprising amount of freshness and lift, with bright saline notes that extend the finish. I suspect the opulence of the year will emerge more fully over time, but this is nevertheless a fine showing."
    Grade: 91-93 points

Links/Trade Tools