One of the oldest and most respected names in Chablis. This branch of the Moreau family is headed by Christian and now his son Fabien who is the winemaker and manager. Possessing magnificent vineyard holdings. Including nearly 8 hectares out of Chablis’ total 92 hectares of Grand cru. A small but remarkable estate has in just a few years established itself as one of the leading producers of Chablis producing consistently outstanding wines. Moreau Les Clos is a stand out wine.
The kimmeridgean soils that make Chablis taste like Chablis is 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.
Chablis Grand Cru
Essentially the seven official Grand Cru sites of Chablis are one 100ha vineyard with many aspects. The way they can weave delicacy and power into these wines is amazing. It is preferably to drink them at about 15 years old but the best years will evolve for much longer.
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.