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2018 De Moor Chablis 1er Cru 'Mont et Milieu'

$149.00

Region: Chablis, FRA

Variety: Chardonnay

Farming: Organic

Alice and Olivier are well known for their pure, natural wines that they craft from small plots in Chablis, Chitry and the little-known Saint Bris appellation. They have been tending their organic vines near their village of Courgis for over twenty years now. Courgis lies north west of Dijon so it is quite a cold area leading to low yields from the vines. All the grapes are picked by hand and only natural yeasts are used to ferment the wines which are matured in foudre and oak barrels that are typically one to four years old to ensure that the oak flavours do not dominate the fruit.

The De Moors rent and farm a small parcel in this famous, south-facing, gently sloped premier cru with brown clay-limestone soils (marnes brunes argilo-calcaire). The upper slope was planted in 1930, the lower in 1970. Fermented & aged 11 months in used barrique, followed by 6 months in steel tank.