Domaine Moreau-Naudet Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2021


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Region: Chablis
Grapes: Chardonnay
First Glance: Saline, Textural, Focussed, Age-worthy, 

The Wine:

The Valmur vineyard covers around 12 hectares in total and forms a small valley in the heart of the Grand Cru slope. It’s wedged between Vaudésir and Grenouilles to its left and Les Clos to its right. It’s a site that gets very cold in winter and hotter than average in summer, producing authoritative and intense wines of serious depth and power.

Moreau-Naudet farms a 0.6-hectare parcel (worked by horse) planted in 1978. Situated next door to the vines of Raveneau, Moreau’s plot is a cooler, more shaded site. Combined with the steepness of the slope, this leads to the wine’s strong mineral, saline imprint, which shines through the depth and texture. Again, Moreau harvested a tiny crop this year—unfortunately, these vines were not spared from the April frost. So, meagre yields make this gem even rarer than usual. The wine was vinified without any oak, in three stainless steel ‘barrels’.