Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

The 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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Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru 2016
92  Wine Advocate 
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

Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2015 Chablis 1Er Cru Vaillons has a crisp Granny Smith apple and fresh pear scent, very harmonious and with commendable purity. The palate is very cohesive with a slight oyster shell note on the entry. The acidity is well judged with lemon peel and a touch of white peach on

Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand Cru 2014
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93-95 "The 2014 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur about an equal blend of barrel and tank, was showing just a touch of reduction on the nose, though underneath one can detect the uncompromising granite and flinty scents waiting to take center stage. The palate is a little more rounded in

Domaine Christian Moreau Premier Cru 'Vaillon' 2011
Burghound 89-91 "A perfumed nose offers an attractive mix of pear, floral notes and moderate amounts of Chablis character before merging seamlessly into supple and round flavors that retain a fine sense of underlying tension before culminating a dry, clean and linear finish where nuances of tidal

Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon 1er Cru 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-93 "The 2010 Chablis Vaillons offers up gorgeously intense hints of lemon, butter, smoke and spices. It shows marvelous energy and vibrancy as layers of beautifully delineated fruit continue to emerge from the glass. The wiry, taut finish will require patience, but also bodes quite