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Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon Cuvée Guy Moreau
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Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon Cuvée Guy Moreau 2011

Chablis, Burgundy, FranceThis comes from a 0.8 hectare plot in the heart of the Vaillons vineyard, located on the left bank of the Serein and basking in its south-east exposure. The vines were planted in 1933 by Christian's father, Guy, and this special wine was named in his honour. The old vines are vinified in aged in 60 percent stainless steel and 40 percent 1,2 and 3 year old barrels. After 6 months in wood, the wine is united again in stainless steel to knit, which these 1er Cru vines have done stunningly, and if you aren't experienced with oaked Chablis, here is your introduction. Fresh citrus and juicy lemon with ample spiced shell minerality on the nose, carrying through to the ripe and concentrated palate. Green apple, oyster shell, lemon pith lay overtop of a textured white peach base, finishing with a lingering seashell spice. I very much enjoyed this with seared scallops and sunchoke purée, but you can cellar for 3-5 more years easily and will be rewarded for it.Tasted: 31 March 2015Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 45.00 specialty listing AB 35.00 fine wine boutiques MB 37.00 Producer: Domaine Christian MoreauDistributors: Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 116855UPC: 089744423528