Terroir: The Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils 1er Cru Vaillon "Cuvee Guy Moreau" is sourced from select vines planted in 1933, from multiple plots within the Moreau holdings.
Vinification: 60% of the overall Guy Moreau blend is aged entirely in stainless steel, with the remaining 40% seeing oak for a total of 6 months. The wine is then blended and aged for additional time in stainless steel prior to bottling.
Seeing more oak aging than the other Vaillon cuvée the Cuvée Guy Moreau is typically ripe on the palate, rich and complex while retaining a finish of mineral and clean acidity.
Here the nose is similar to the regular cuve but with the addition of mineral reduction wisps. There is a bit more wood evident in the mouth on the rich, concentrated, powerful and palate coating flavors thanks to the abundant level of dry extract, all wrapped in a bitter lemon and saline-inflected finale that offers just a bit more overall depth and persistence.
From vines planted in 1933 and harvested separately from the remainder of the holdings, the 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons Cuvee Guy Moreau has a lovely melted wax, praline and almond-scented bouquet that manifests more mineral scents as it opens in the glass. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, so pretty and disarming that you almost miss the precision on the finish. I absolutely adore this wine.
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