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Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils - Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2018

Overview

Terroir: The tiny plot of Grand Cru Valmur sits snuggly between Vaudésir to the north and Les Clos to the south. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils owns a total of 3 acres of this famed terroir. The plot is densely planted (7000 vines per hectare) with vines averaging 50 years old.

Vinification: Up to 50% of the blend spends some time in oak, of which 90% are 2-3 year old barrels. Just 10% is new.

Additional Details edit

Attractive floral aromas with a hint of honeysuckle, green apple, toast, and mandarin oranges. Extremely well-balanced structure with a crystal clear juicy acidity, layered with minerality. A truly powerful and complex wine.

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
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Online Rating: 93

Author: Bruce Sanderson

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021

"Opulent and creamy, featuring peach, honey, apple pie and lemon flavors, backed by lively acidity. This unfolds to a lingering spicy finish. Drink now through 2025. 830 cases made, 100 cases imported."

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 96

Author: Anne Krebiehl

Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020

"Cellar Sellection The appetizing nose on this wine offers creamy, nutty and lemon-scented freshness. The palate adds supersmooth, juicy ripeness that suggests yellow apple, juicy Mirabelle and a touch of honey from the ripeness of 2018. There is wonderful freshness, however, and cool, chalky depth that turns this into a balanced, rounded, mouthwatering wine with real dimension. The finish is zesty and long. Drink 2022–2040."

Vinous

Author: Antonio Galloni

Date: Monday, January 20, 2020

"The 2018 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru is subtle, nuanced and very pretty. Orchard fruit, chamomile, light honeyed notes and an accent of French oak all run through this pliant, racy Valmur. Soft edges add to the wine's considerable immediacy and overall appeal. The 2018 was done in equal parts steel and oak. This is very nicely done."