Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils Chablis 2011
Our vineyard is located in the village of Chablis, in the very heart of the Chablis country, on the left bank of the Serein River, with a south-south east exposure. It is located in the climat Les Pargues. The soil is kimmeridgien calcareously clay which goes back to the upper jurrassic age (portlandien). Density plantation: 6500 vines/ha. Average age of the vines: 47 years. Harvested by hand, carried by small trailers which unload the grapes by vibration to avoid crushing, then we use a sorting table to eliminate unripe or damaged grapes. Pneumatic winepress. Cool racking and temperature-controlled fermentation. Aging on fine lees for 10 month. The winemaking and aging are all done in stainless steel vats.
Editorial Reviews for Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils Chablis
This offers up rather intense aromas of golden raspberry, chalk, steel, lemon zest and hints of peach and green tea. A bit firm yet finely balanced on entry, this shows great cut with wonderfully balanced mineral, yellow fruit and faint herb totes. There’s a walk in the forest quality to the inner mouth perfumes that is wonderfully refreshing. Fine fruit arrives a bit late on the palate but shows a fine balance of ripeness and freshness. The finish is more of the same, mineral and vibrant acids with growing perfumes of apple skins and pretty floral notes. Racy. 90pts
A little gamy and meaty on the nose with floral and green apple peel aromas over notes of dried lemon peel and gravel. A nice creamy leading edge greets the mouth, followed by nice delineated flavors of pithy lemon peel, lemon, oyster shell and green pear skins. This is well balanced with more intensity of fruit on the backend leading to a clean, refreshing, acid driven finish. Not complex but fresh. 87pts
This smells quite leesy on the nose with tree bark and sweet acacia notes over green plum and piercingly floral tones. This rolls across the palate with vibrant acids and a lovely ripeness which adds roundness but not huge volume. The fruit shows hints of apricot, heirloom apple and some almond milk notes all layered over river stones and steel. Minerality absolutely takes control on the fairly long finish which still maintains fruit-driven perfumes but surrenders rather completely to acid and mineral. This is a minor Chablis but one that is very complete. 89pts
A little skunky on the nose, with some lemon and a little sugar. Juicy green apple flavors - some peach, apricot and a finish of light cream and butter.
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Great with lobster the acidity was wonderful with the sweetness of the lobster. It had a nice medium body.
External Reviews for Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils Chablis
Pale, bright yellow. Ineffable high-pitched aromas of pineapple, white flowers, ginger, quinine and crushed stone. Boasts superb purity and penetration to its flavors of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and wet stone. Best today on the very long, echoing finish, which saturates the palate with dusty stone. This has turned out very well but calls for at least five years of patience.
Familiar scents of wet pebbles and blanched nuts are matched by flavours of crunchy green apples and bracing acidity in this elegant and persistent French white.
A subtle but intriguingly diverse range of floral and herbal aromas rise from the glass of Moreau 2011 Chablis Les Clos, along with intimations of lemon and white currant that prevail on a substantial but surprisingly tart palate. The lift, clarity, complexity and allure of the corresponding Valmur are not equaled here, at least for now; but there is a lovely persistence of floral and herbal essences as well as refreshing primary juiciness and sheer wet stone. Plan to follow this through at least 2018.
The 2010 Chablis is a beautiful, pure wine graced with considerable energy and verve in its bright fruit and long, wiry finish. With time in the glass, the wines pedigree and class begin to emerge. The Chablis is a highly promising wine at this level. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
The 2010 Chablis is a beautiful, pure wine graced with considerable energy and verve in its bright fruit and long, wiry finish. With time in the glass, the wine's pedigree and class begin to emerge. The Chablis is a highly promising wine at this leve... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from Burgundy in France. 2010 Christian Moreau & Fils Chablis 750ml
Here too the nose is ever-so-mildly exotic with notes of green fruit and tidal pool nuances adding breadth. The rich and relatively full-bodied flavors possess good mid-palate fat and vibrancy on the clean, crisp and nicely delineated finish.
Good bright lemon-yellow. Pure aromas of lemon drop, tangerine, grapefruit and mint. High-pitched and intense in the mouth, with a captivating sweetness nicely buffered by firm acidity and a crushed stone quality. Finishes with excellent energy and length. This should make an excellent village wine.
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