PETIT CHABLIS

2018 Domaine Moreau-Naudet

IN STOCK
Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Chablis
ABV 13%

The sample we tasted was from from one cuve - of three, that will be blended. Good feel. Yes! This is very promising! Intense, but dry and fresh too. Lovely acidity. Great bounce and ping to the citrus crusted fruit core. Limey, pithy feel on the palate. Good and delicious flow with a fine note of sweetness that pops up from time to time - good effort. L&S (Nov 2019)

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The 2018 Petit Chablis is a rich, beautifully layered wine. Apricot, lemon confit, spice and vanillin give the 2018 striking flavor complexity. Supple and polished with lovely textural balance, the 2018 has a lot going for it. Here, too, readers can expect a fairly overt style. Rating: 88-90 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com(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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