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2018 Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, Burgundy, France

2018 Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, Burgundy, France

$59.99

  • 2018 Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, Burgundy, France

    2018 Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, Burgundy, France

    $59.99 Excl. tax

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      Fruit for ‘Montmains’ comes from a small .65 hectare plot of old vines and leads to a concentrated palate loaded with flavors of citrus rind, wet rocks, and salty almonds.

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      Hailing from one of Chablis’ greatest 1er Crus, ‘Montmains,’ Moreau-Naudet farms their two hectares of clay-limestone soils within this precious lieu-dit as meticulously as possible.

      Moreau-Naudet falls into a select camp of Chablis producers who are incredibly skilled in pushing ripeness to the max the old fashioned way, serious hands-on farming. In the cellar, the non-interventionist approach is then focused on two elements above all: preserving the distinctive characteristics of each Premier and Grand Cru site, and maintaining tension and salinity to counter this riper style of Chablis. 

      Sadly, today much of Chablis is still harvested by machine, and use of herbicides and pesticides is prevalent. Much of what we've become accustomed to drinking from these famed limestone slopes is a crisp and lean wine that's really just the result of early picking and industrial farming focused on high yields. The late Stéphane Moreau knew there was an alternative route to take after becoming enchanted with the wines and the more natural approach by the revered Vincent Dauvissat.

      Stéphane joined his father, taking control of the family domaine in 1999, and flipped everything on its head. Today the regimen is full organic farming with biodynamic principles, natural yeast ferments, and harvesting 100% by hand. Relentless focus in the vineyard means picking, here in the coldest region in France for still Chardonnay, is pushed as late as possible to ensure maximum ripeness.

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