Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru 2016
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This is a white wine imageDomaine Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru 2016

 
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“Matured in 35% barrel and the remainder in tank, including just 2% new oak, the 2016 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons comes from six different parcels that are vinified separately. It has a refined, floral bouquet with scents of nectarine and apricot blossom. I appreciate the purity of this wine. The palate is crisp and lightly spiced on the entry. There is good weight in the mouth with a touch of bitterness on the ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #28282
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 90-92
“Matured in 35% barrel and the remainder in tank, including just 2% new oak, the 2016 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons comes from six different parcels that are vinified separately. It has a refined, floral bouquet with scents of nectarine and apricot blossom. I appreciate the purity of this wine. The palate is crisp and lightly spiced on the entry. There is good weight in the mouth with a touch of bitterness on the finish. I appreciate the "attack" of this Vaillons, a wine that is keen to make an impression.” ~N.M.

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

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Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & FilsThe Moreau family has lived in the heart of Chablis since 1814. At that time Jean-Joseph Moreau founded the wine-merchant trading firm. In 1974 Hiram Walker acquired 50% of the company and acquired the remaining shares in 1985. J. Moreau et Fils was then sold with no member of the family remaining in the company to Boisset in Nuits St Georges. The Moreau family retained ownership of their vineyard holdings throughout these transitions.

With the 2002 vintage, Christian Moreau Père & Fils regained their right to produce wines sourced from their extensive vineyard holdings and market the wines under their own name. Today, Fabien Moreau, the sixth generation of the family, is the super-star winemaker of this beautiful Domaine in Chablis. After graduating in Oenology in Dijon and earning a MBA at E.N.I.T.A in Bordeaux, Fabien also studied in New Zealand.

The Chablis "AC" is their only wine that is not produced from 100% of Domaine-grown fruit. The Domaine holds a total of about 12.5 hectares with vines averaging 45 years old. The Domaine is committed to the expression of every nuance of its vineyards, terroir by terroir.

From Stephen Tanzer (Vinous Media): "Fabien Moreau has taken these wines to ever-higher levels of precision in recent years by fine-tuning harvest dates, oak regimes and bottling times. The Moreaus started harvesting on September 15 in 2014, then decided that the early fruit was too high in acidity and not sufficiently ripe. They stopped for several days and then restarted on the 22nd following rain the previous day. This is an excellent vintage here, with the wines combining richness and firm structures for graceful development in bottle. The Moreaus also outperformed in 2013; although they started harvesting earlier than most of their neighbors (September 30), strict sorting of rotten grapes was essential. And as the botrytis was wet rather than dry, they benefited from harvesting by hand. This estate was certified as organic by Ecocert as of the 2013 vintage."

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