Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils - Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2017
Terroir: Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils owns a total of 7.5 acres of this most famous of the Grand Crus of Chablis, more than any other producer in the region. Their primary parcel sits on the high portion of the hillside with a direct southeast exposure. With the steep grade, drainage of the kimmeridgien soils is quick leading to low yields of the densely planted vines.
Vinification: A sizable 40% of the final blend is aged in oak cask, although only a small percentage is new barrels. The oak contact is unobtrusive and is a testament to the sheer power of this Grand Cru.
Additional Details editAn incredibly complex and delicious Chardonnay that easily holds its weight against the great masters in Puligny, Meursault and Corton-Charlemagne. Muscular yet refined and finessed, it greets the nose with a hedonistic bou-quet of lush citrus, tart green apples, white flowers, fresh herbs and delicate yet pronounced saline minerals, all supported by just the slightest hint of toast. Laser-precise on the palate with zippy acidity and immaculate detail.Technical Details
- Appellation: Chablis
- Winemaker: Fabien Moreau
- Sustainability: Certified Organic
- Soil: Kimmeridgien marl-calcium carbonate
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- Avg Vine Age: 50+ years
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- Alcohol: >14%
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- Pack Size: 6/750ml, 6.1.5L, 1/3L
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Vinous Rating: 95
Author: Antonio Galloni
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
"The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru is a gorgeous, sophisticated wine. Exotic white flowers, mint, citrus and crushed rocks are some of the many notes that lift from the glass in a vivid, striking Chablis that speaks to finesse more than anything else. The intensity of the flavors is just remarkable, and yet the wine is light on its feet, gracious and incredibly inviting. The brisk, refreshing finish is sublime."
Wine Spectator Rating: 94
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
"A suave style, combining peach, apple, lemon and oak spice notes with a velvety texture and vibrant structure. Comes together nicely on the lingering aftertaste. Should be even better in a year or two. Best from 2020 through 2028. 1,250 cases made, 250 cases imported."