Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon 2013

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

Terroir: Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils owns a total of just under 10 acres of the famous Vaillon vineyard. With a relatively steep grade the plot has terrific drainage of it's Kimmeridgien clay soil and a south/southeast exposure that provides optimum sunlight throughout the growing season.

Vinification: The winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of the terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest. A small percentage of the final blend does see a short time in oak barrels.

Additional Information



Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Fabien Moreau
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgien calcareous clay
  • Vineyard Acreage: textinput
  • Avg Vine Age: 60+ years
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-42366 5
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Sunday, November 1, 2015

    "This creamy wine has a really ripe character. Acidity comes from the cooler location of the vineyard, while the warmth of the summer shows through in the yellow fruits as well as in the fresh, crunchy red apples. A textured edge conveys minerality and leaves a fresh, clean taste in the mouth. Drink from 2017."

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    "Fruity, offering peach, melon and yellow plum flavors but also typical notes of mineral and seashore. Fine structure and length. Drink now through 2018."

  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015

    "There is more evident Chablis character on the expressive and equally fresh nose of cool mineral reduction, iodine and white orchard fruit aromas all of which are trimmed in just enough wood to comment on. There is good punch and detail to the medium-bodied flavors that possess a clean, dry and lingering finish that stops just short of austerity."

    Grade: 88-91 Points
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015

    "The 2013 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons has impressive mineralite and delineation on the nose. The palate is clean and fresh with fine acidity and engaging harmony toward the generous apricot and citrus-tinged finish. This is a worthy follow-up to the impressive 2012. Drink 2016-2025."

  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015

    "Moreau's 2013 Chablis Vaillon is rich, ample and expressive. Ripe yellow stone fruits, smoke, spice and menthol are some of the notes that blossom in the glass. The Vaillon is all about texture, yet also maintains gorgeous precision and a real sense of class. What a gorgeous wine this is. In 2013, about 40% of the wine was fermented in oak."

    Grade: 91-93 Points
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Friday, August 1, 2014

    "The 2013 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons has impressive mineralite and delineation on the nose. The palate is clean and fresh with fine acidity and engaging harmony toward the generous apricot and citrus-tinged finish. This is a worthy follow-up to the impressive 2012. Drink 2016-2025."

  • Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    "Good bright yellow. Yellow peach and ginger on the nose. Very ripe, even a bit glyceral, but with sound acidity and a white pepper quality keeping the wine's fruit under wraps today. This very dry, closed wine is tough going today."

    Grade: 89-90 Points

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