- Light 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.
Louis Moreau's domaine bottling has an extra layer of complexity compared to the Domaine de Bieville. Green apple character dominates the palate with some flinty, slightly smoky notes on the finish. A restrained AOP Chablis where the overall balance is very appealing and complex. Ideally keep this for another six months but will drink very well over the next 2-3 years.
Notes of green and yellow apple join zesty lemon hints on this wine's appetizing nose. The palate carries that same fruitiness, marked by both full ripeness and aromatic freshness. A bright, lemony vein cuts through the middle with juicy allure, giving glimpses of cool, appealing depth. ANNE KREBIEHL MW