Chablis 2008

Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils

The versatile, affordable, village Chablis from Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils is bright and crisp, with the classic, taut structure and refreshing minerality that define traditional Chablis. This is a Moreau classic!

Vinification: The winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of the terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest.
All equipment, from the trailers used to transport the grape harvest to the vats themselves, has been carefully selected so that each parcel of land can be worked separately. All harvesting is done exclusively by hand from the Petit Chablis up to the Grands Crus.

Additional Information

"Our vineyard is located in the village of Chablis, 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" -Fabien Moreau

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011

    "Smoothly toasty wine, the wood element broadening the light apple fruit without overwhelming it. This attractive, basic Chablis has a fine, taut layer of acidity, grapefruit and apple juice crispness."

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: David Schildknecht
    Date: Sunday, October 31, 2010

    "The generic Moreau 2008 Chablis issuing once again largely from advantageous locations behind Vaulorent and in Pargues offers generous, luscious white peach and honeydew melon along with the tartness and pungency of grapefruit, nettle, and white currant. Hints of peony drift through its subtly creamy, chalk-dusted yet persistently refreshing palate. This should continue to display subtle satisfaction over at least the next 3-4 years."

  • Wine Image Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 ( Author: Michael Schuster
    Date: Friday, October 1, 2010

    "Peonies and white flowers with vibrant, bright fruit and a salty finish."

    Grade: Bronze Medal
  • Wine Image Decanter Author: Stephen Brook
    Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010

    Mild, appley nose. Very ripe and rich palate; juicy, with ample acidity and concentrated apple fruit. Well balanced, stylish and long.

    Grade: 5 Stars (Highly Recommended)
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephan Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010

    Musky ginger, quinine and white pepper notes lift the fruit aromas of lemon, melon, peach and passion fruit. Juicy and quite firm in the mouth, with excellent focus to the lime zest and mineral flavors. This bracing, dry, tangy wine also shows the plumpness and density of the year. An excellent village offering.

  • Wine Image Wall Street Journal Author: Lettie Teague
    Date: Sunday, June 27, 2010

    Bright, penetrating, flinty white from top Chablis producer.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, June 11, 2010

    A racy white, nicely balanced and showing lemon, apple, smoke and flint aromas and flavors. This is smooth and long, with a bright, refreshing finish.

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009

    (100% stainless). A classic aromatic profile of green fruit, oyster shell and saline hints slides into racy and pure middle weight flavors where more minerality resurfaces on the punchy and lingering finish. This is a lovely villages and definitely worth a look for both value and quality.

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