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.
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."
Score: 87 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
"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 PointsInternational Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
"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."
Green apple and tart citrus with a mineral quality."
Score: 89 PointsWine & Spirits Author: Peter Liem
" 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."
"Fresh almost limey citrus on the nose, then more restrained on the palate. Dry and slightly grippy texture but long. Fine leesy texture."
Score: 89 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"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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