One of the oldest and most respected names in Chablis, this branch of the Moreau family is headed by Christian and now his son Fabien who is the winemaker and manager.
Possessing magnificent vineyard holdings built up in some of the very best vineyard areas of Chablis by the family over generations (including nearly 8 hectares out of Chablis’ total 92 hectares of Grand cru), this small but remarkable estate has in just a few years established itself as one of the leading producers of Chablis producing consistently outstanding wines.
With relatively small (but very well sited) holdings in Petit, village and 1er cru Chablis, the highlights here are undoubtedly the amazing range of Grand cru vineyards including one single holding of approximately 3 hectares in Les Clos as well as .41 hectares of Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos plus slightly smaller holdings in Valmur, Blanchots and Vaudesir.
A combination of exceptional vineyard sites, old vines, brilliant winemaking and fastidious care in every step of production has resulted in these wines being regarded as amongst the very best produced in Chablis. Now the wines are gaining in even clearer expression with the vineyards having been certified organic since 2013 and together with some new tanks and other investments the results are showing clearly in the wines with each vintage. These are wines of precision, crystal clear typicity, and elegance, that will age classically while enabling tremendous enjoyment throughout their lives.
WINE NOTES AND REVIEWS
2018 Petit Chablis - due September 2019
From young vines located at the top of the hill of Grand Crus only metres from the Grand Valmur. This wine shows amazing depth and detail and provides remarkable value. An absolute bargain but unfortunately a very small vineyard and tiny quantities available. Sells out very quickly...!!
2018 Chablis AC - due September 2019
Aged 100% in stainless steel. 40+ years old vines. Comes mostly from very old vines situated in Les Pargues on the hill located between the premier cru sites of Montee de Tonnerre and Vaillons. This terroir has historically always been very highly regarded by locals and produces wines of extra depth and character.
2018 Chablis 1er cru ‘Vaillons’ - due September 2019
From 30 to 65 y.o. vines aged 2/3rd’s in tank and 1/3rd in barrique.
2018 Chablis 1er cru ‘Vaillons’ GUY MOREAU - due March 2020
From vines planted in 1933. 70% vinified in tank and 30% in oak, less than 2% new).
2018 Chablis Grand cru ‘Blanchots’ - due March 2020
2018 Chablis Grand cru ‘Vaudesir’ - due March 2020
2018 Chablis Grand cru ‘Valmur’ - due March 2020
2018 Chablis Grand cru ‘Les Clos’ - due March 2020
2018 Chablis Grand cru ‘Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos’ - due March 2020
2017 Chablis Grand cru ‘Valmur’
From vines average age over 40 years old. ‘The 2017 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru offers one of the most complex bouquets from Moreau this year: oyster shell, flint, hints of pressed yellow flower and nettle all beautifully defined. The palate is very well delineated with a slight reduction but that will disappear by the time of bottling. There is great tension here, impressive depth with an effervescent finish that leaves the mouth tingling with the energy contained in this Valmur. Superb.‘ (93-95 points) Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2018
2017 Chablis Grand cru ‘Les Clos’
’The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, which is 50% in barrel and 50% in tank when I visited, has a very composed bouquet with scents of white flower, chalk, a slight fish oil aroma that lends it an Asian influence. I love the definition here. The palate is very well balanced with a taut line of acidity, fresh and full of tension with a vivid, beautifully poised finish that lingers in the mouth. Excellent.’ (92-94 points) Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2018
2017 Chablis Grand cru ‘Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos’
A tiny .41ha strip of vines located at the bottom of Grand Cru Les Clos. ‘The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Clos des Hospices Grand Cru has a very well defined bouquet, but a little tight and backward at the moment, gradually unfurling to reveal blood orange, honeysuckle and a slightly resinous tincture. The palate is very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, and cohesive with a finish that surfeits with tension and sense of energy. This is a complex, quite cerebral but delicious Les Clos.‘ (93-95 points) Neal Martin, Vinous, August 2018