Terroir: The Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Grand Cru Les Clos ‘Clos des Hospice’ is produced from the domaine’s tiny one-acre monopole at the foot of the Les Clos vineyard. The vineyard was acquired by the Moreau family in 1904 and has a slightly different terroir to rest of the vineyard, with slightly heavier marl soils, old and densely planted vines.
Vinification The grapes are pruned heavily during the growing season to keep yields to a minimum. Grapes are hand harvested using small containers, and brought to the winery for further sorting. Like all Moreau wines, the selection process is strict for this cuvée with only the highest quality grapes making their way to the fermentation. The must is fermented in stainless steel followed by 12 months of aging in the cellars. A small portion on the final blend is aged in oak cask.
Score: 91 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
Powerful but reticent aromas of citrus peel and crushed stone. Distinctly fatter and sweeter but quite stony in the mouth, then dry on the back, even austere. This seems sweet, notes Christian Moreau, but it's actually very low in residual sugar. Serious, backward wine, finishing stony and quite dry. I'd give this at least five years. The Clos des Hospices, located low on the hill and therefore featuring a bit more humidity, normally does best in dry years like 2003 and 2005, notes Moreau. But today I prefer the regular Clos.
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