Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru ‘Blanchot’ 2018
“Weightless and nuanced, with an almost airy feel to it, the Blanchot is sublime. At just 0.10 hectares, the Blanchot is Moreau’s smallest holding, so the wine is fermented and aged in barrel, but the oak is not at all evident – and that is why Blanchot is a Grand Cru. Exotic floral notes, lemon confit, chamomile and dried flowers are some of the many aromatics that grace this exquisite, inviting Chablis from Moreau.” Antonio Galloni – Monday, January 20, 2020
Just 3 barrels have been produced in this super, south-east facing vineyard. This cooler site gives the wine great purity and a delicious tension as well as layer upon layer of beautiful fruit.
Terroir: The Grand Cru Blanchot is located on the left bank of the Serein river adjacent to Grand Cru Les Clos and has an optimal south/ southeast exposure. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils plot is located mid-hillside with will drained soils of Kimmeridgien limestone that is rich in small oyster fossils typical of the region. This soil helps to create wines of distinctive mineral complexity.
Vinification: The winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of the terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest. A small portion of Grand Cru Blanchot is aged in oak cask while the majority of the blend is aged in stainless steel.