- Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
- Full Bodied
- 12.5% alc./vol
About the Winery
Domaine Louis Moreau
Winemaker Louis Moreau is the master of the Chablis terroir, where he bottles 100% Chardonnay wines from all four levels of appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Crus and Chablis Grands Cru.
The Domaine owns parcels in five of the seven Grands Cru climats, and works with many plots throughout the region in a sustainable manner. The most prestigious of its wines is the monopole Chablis Grand Cru 'Clos des Hospices' dans Les Clos AOC 2016, acquired by the Moreau family in 1904.
Louis Moreau, who has been leading the domaine since 1994, produces wines with a unique style. Louis Moreau studied oenology-viticulture at Fresno State University and worked at different Californian wineries before he took over the Domaine's operations in 1994, representing the family's sixth generation of vignerons.
Wine Align - John Szabo, MS
A little more reticent on the nose as expected, relative to the Moreau Petit Chablis and Chablis bottlings from 2019, this left bank 1er cru has a cool freshness to it, an almost minty lift, before the more classic lactic and citric notes set in. The telltale richness and ripeness of the vintage is more apparent on the palate, given the soft, creamy texture and generous body (relatively speaking, of course). All in all it's a more tender expression, which should be ready to go a little earlier than the norm, and which will make for mid-term enjoyment I'd suspect - no need to cellar long term. Fine purity and refinement all in all. Tasted July 2021.