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2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils, Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons", Burgundy, France

2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils, Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons", Burgundy, France

$59.99

  • 2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils, Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons", Burgundy, France

    2018 Domaine Christian Moreau Père & Fils, Chablis 1er Cru "Vaillons", Burgundy, France

    $59.99 Excl. tax

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

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      ABOUT THIS WINE:

      Hand-harvested and fermented with native yeasts. Aged in stainless steel tanks and neutral oak barrels for 6-8 months before bottling.

      ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:

      The Moreau family has been rooted in the heart of Chablis since 1814. At that time, Jean-Joseph Moreau founded the wine-merchant trading firm. In 1974 Hiram Walker acquired 50% of the company and acquired the remaining shares in 1985. J. Moreau et Fils was then sold with no member of the family remaining in the company to Boisset in Nuits-Saint-Georges. The Moreau family retained ownership of their vineyard holdings throughout these transitions.

      With the 2002 vintage, Christian Moreau Père & Fils regained their right to produce wines sourced from their extensive vineyard holdings and market the wines under their own name. Today, Fabien Moreau, the sixth generation of the family, is the super-star winemaker of this beautiful Domaine in Chablis. After graduating in Oenology in Dijon and earning a MBA at E.N.I.T.A in Bordeaux, he also studied in New Zealand.

      The Domaine’s vines average 45 years old; at harvest, grape picking is done by hand, from their Chablis up to their Grands Crus. The Domaine’s Premier Crus and Grands Crus wines are vinified up to 30-45% in wood barrels, the balance in stainless vats. Fermentation of their other wines takes place in stainless steel vats. According to Moreau family, “Our winemaking techniques should strive to honor the high quality of our terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest.”

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