Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2020
  • White Wine
  • Chardonnay
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 4.00 g/l
  • 750ml
  • 13.00% alc./vol

Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons 2020

Burgundy, France
Regular price $59.95per bottle ($359.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Chalky & Fresh

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The Moreau family has been settled in the heart of Chablis since 1884. Louis Moreau, the sixth generation, studied oenology and viticulture in California and took over from his father when he returned to France in 1994. Nowadays, the domaine's vineyards extend all over the four levels of the appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Premier Cru and Grand Cru.

This Premier Cru site generates very fruity wines with notes of crunchy orchard fruits such as apple and pears with plenty of citrus influence. The palate is lush and complex with layered fruit aromas underscored by chalky, saline-tinged tones. There is a charming vivacity that is characteristic of the stony soil of 1er Cru Vaillons, which makes its way into each bottling.

Serve on pan-fried foie gras or a Bresse fattened chicken with morels.

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.

Press Reviews

WineAlign

95 Points - Sara d'Amato

Despite a warmer than usual growing season all over Burgundy, Louis Moreaus 1er Cru Chablis remains vibrant and well structured without an excess of ripeness. Vaillons is one of the larger 1er Cru vineyards in Chablis, actually made up of 8 different premier cru climats which are often blended and labelled as "Vaillons". Grapes are grown on southeasterly slopes and tend to showcase delicacy over power often with a distinctive floral component. This incarnation is chalky and toasty with a light viscosity. Nervy, elegant and focused but still exhibiting a flavour profile of generous girth and impressive complexity, depth and length. Drinking very well should develop intriguing bottle-aged character and greater harmony over the next 2-4 years.