Chablis 2009

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

The 2009 vintage in Chablis continued the string of excellent vintages in the region, with a hot, dry summmer perfectly ripening the fruit for harvest. The 2009 Chablis AC is a classically styled Chablis; medium in body, ripe with mineral, bright fruit, salty "sea-air" saline and firm acidity on the finish.

Fabien Moreau describes the vintage as a "distinctly ripe vintage that achieved excellent maturities across the board." "...an extremely clean harvest that ranged between 12.2 and 13.5% in potential alcohols. As such, we did no chaptalization at all." "2009 is a pretty vintage that should drink well young."

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Friday, September 2, 2011

    "The 2009 Chablis is a pleasing up-front wine graced with expressive yellow stone fruits and an open, radiant personality typical of the year. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017."

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, July 15, 2011

    "Medium bright yellow. Musky soft citrus fruits, peach and stone on the nose. At once soft and juicy, in a fruit-driven, nicely dry style. A hint of honey adds to the impression of richness. Finishes with good length."

  • Wine Image Cooking Light Author: Jeffery Lindenmuth
    Date: Sunday, May 1, 2011

    Green apple and tart citrus with a mineral quality."

    Grade: "Match a dish with Chardonnay": 5 bottles to uncork with Clam Chowder
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Peter Liem
    Date: Friday, April 1, 2011

    " Light scents of lemon and orange meet an equally light hint of lees in this delicately flavored, mouthwatering Chablis. The flavors are more apparent in the persistent finish, where the wine feels crisp and elegant. Decant it for Dover sole."

    Grade: Best Buy
  • Wine Image JancisRobinson.com Author: Jancis Robinson
    Date: Saturday, January 1, 2011

    "Fresh almost limey citrus on the nose, then more restrained on the palate. Dry and slightly grippy texture but long. Fine leesy texture."

    Grade: Highly Recommended
    16.5/20 Points
  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, October 1, 2010

    "A green fruit and tidal pool nose also evidences a h8int of grassiness that can also be found on the fresh, intense and punchy middle weight flavors that display a hint of minerality on the saline and tension suffused finish. This is excellent and while a bit riper than the '08 version, is still very much Chablis in character."

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