2022 Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis, Burgundy, France

Virginie Moreau's white wines are salty and nuanced, with texture that reminds us of Chablis from the all-time greats. Compared to other Chablis with a similar level of depth and concentration, Moreau-Naudet offers phenomenal value for the price.
A beautiful expression of the terroir, oyster shell, underipe pear, chamomile, sea salt.

$46.99
$46.99

ABOUT THIS WINE:

Clay and Kimmeridgean Limestone. Very stony topsoil. Single block located in the middle of an east-oriented hillside, contiguous with the 1er Cru Forêt.  30+ year-old vines.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:

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 a 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.

Details:

Grape(s) Chardonnay
Farming Biodynamic