Moreau is one of the oldest and most respected names in Chablis. Christian Moreau is the head of this estate but his son Fabien is now the winemaker and manager. The family possess magnificent vineyard holdings built up in some of the very best vineyard areas of Chablis. This includes nearly 8 hectares out of Chablis’ total 92 hectares of Grand Cru. A small but remarkable estate that has established itself as one of the leading producers of Chablis. Especially of note is its reputation is built on producing consistently outstanding wines.
The kimmeridgean soils that make Chablis taste like Chablis are evident in these wines. They have more definition of region and more structure than a Petit Chablis but without the fruit weight and intensity of the better sites. Great wines for drinking young or youngish.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.