Terroir: The Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Grand Cru Les Clos ‘Clos des Hospices’ is produced from the domaine’s tiny one-acre monopole at the foot of the Les Clos vineyard. The vineyard was acquired by the Moreau family in 1904 and has a slightly different terroir to rest of the vineyard, with slightly heavier marl soils, old and densely planted vines.
Vinification The grapes are pruned heavily during the growing season to keep yields to a minimum. Grapes are hand harvested using small containers, and brought to the winery for further sorting. Like all Moreau wines, the selection process is strict for this cuvée with only the highest quality grapes making their way to the fermentation. The must is fermented in stainless steel followed by 12 months of aging in the cellars. A small portion on the final blend is aged in oak cask.
Very well defined bouquet of oranges, honeysuckle and melon. The palate is filled with minerality, an excellent sense of energy, and well-balanced acidity. This is a complex, delicious, and meant to be enjoyed.
Score: 94 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
Score: 93 PointsVinous Author: Neal Martin
Score: 91 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Score: 96 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
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