Stéphane Moreau has been in charge of this family Domaine for well over a decade now and quality has soared since he took the reins. Admired by many of his peers and fellow vignerons, from Graillot in the Rhone to Vincent Dauvissat closer to home, Stephane Moreau makes intense Chablis of great purity but for many years did so under the radar. No doubt thanks to some fine reviews, particularly some "outstanding" ratings from Burghound (www.burghound.com) for his 2009s and 2010s, word is finally out.
Far removed from the large scale, technical Chablis that has made its mark so heavily in the UK, absolutely nothing is rushed at the Domaine and quality is everything. The vines are handed tended and harvested, the goal being to produce perfectly balanced fruit. The wines are fermented with wild yeasts in steel tanks, before ageing in a mixture of tank and used oak demi-muid cask for up to 18 months, or until Stephane feels the wines are ready. These are Chablis brimming with character, each wine reflecting its own terroir characteristics very clearly, they are intense, silky yet refreshing with it.
The best bit of all is that Chablis such as these still represent extraordinary value. Genuine Premier Cru quality at £180 in bond and under is hard to beat.
£170.00 - £320.00