2018 Domaine Moreau-Naudet

Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
Other Practicing Organic
District Chablis
ABV 13%

Straight away this makes you smile. This is great. Pretty and floral notes of white blossom and lemony verbena on the nose. Then a really lovely feel. More Chablis-like than the Petit Chablis tasted just before. Here there is super weight of fruit. Really sexy. Nice intensity, broad yet there is a great contained feel. This Chablis is so measured and pure. Ripeness adds some exotic notes but this is fresh and lively. Winning. L&S (Nov 2019)

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The 2018 Chablis Village has a very attractive nose that is a cut above its peers, offering well-defined citrus aromas and a little more mineralité. The palate is taut and fresh with a fine bead of acidity, refreshing and sharp, and classic in style, leading to a malic, apple peel finish. This is a well-crafted wine that trades the prettiness of the vintage for something more identifiably Chablis. Drinking range: 2021 - 2028 Rating: 89 Neal Martin, (Sep 2020)

The 2018 Chablis is supple, open-knit and pretty with lovely tropical overtones and exotic floral notes that give the wine its distinctive personality. This is an especially tropical style for Petit Chablis, but it works nicely. Floral notes add brightness on the super-expressive finish. Rating: 87-89 Antonio Galloni, (Jan 2020)

Domaine Moreau-Naudet

A domaine of 25 hectares, of which 3 are in Petit Chablis, 11 or 12 in Chablis, 3 in Vaillons, 2 in Forets, 1.6 in Montmains, 0.86 in Montée de Tonnerre, and 0.58 in Valmur. (Yes, this does not make 25 - there are further parcels of young vines in the Courgis sector - Beauregards, Côte de Jouan and Goulotte, which are currently sold in bulk).

Virginie (Mimi) Moreau is proving more than equal to the task of taking over from her husband Stéphane. Stéphane, who was influenced by Vincent Dauvissat (who recommended him to us many years ago, and who remains an influence here) was vigneron whose star burned very brightly, and the domaine continues along the lines he set, working organically, hand-picking, aiming for optimum maturity while avoiding any botrytis influence.

The cellar-work is also masterful, using 30% barrel-élevage for all the Premier and the Grand Cru, but not in such a way that oakiness can readily be detected in the wines (all the barrels are steamed rather than charred and there is no new oak except for in the straight Chablis, and then only one barrel per 100hl in order to age it prior to using for the Premiers Crus).

Virginie is now really totally confident in her role here, and the wines here, full of racy character, textural depth and complexity, seem to be better with every vintage.

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