Region: France> Burgundy> Chablis.
The Moreau family has been rooted in the heart of Chablis since 1814. At that time Jean Joseph Moreau founded the wine-merchant trading firm. In 1974 Hiram Walker acquired 50% of the company and acquired the remaining shares in 1985. J.Moreau et Fils was then sold with no member of the family remaining in the company to Boisset in Nuits St Georges. The Moreau family retained ownership of their vast vineyard holdings throughout these transitions.
With the 2002 vintage, Christian Moreau Pere & Fils regained their right to produce wines sourced from their extensive vineyard holdings and market the wines under their own label. Today, Fabien Moreau the sixtieth generation of the family is the super star winemaker of this beautiful Domaine in Chablis. After graduating in Oenology in Dijon and earning a MBA at E.N.I.T.A in Bordeaux, he also studied in New Zealand and learned the country’s winemaking practices.
The Chablis AC is their only wine that is not produced from 100% of Domaine grown fruit. The Domaine holds a total of about 12.5 hectares with vines averaging 45 years old. They are working hard to follow their philosophy that is based on respecting Chablis’s terroir. Domaine Christian Moreau Pere & Fils is in the process of obtaining the organic certification expected with the 2010 vintage.
The versatile, affordable, village Chablis from Domaine Christian Moreau Pere et Fils is bright and crisp, with the classic, taut structure and refreshing minerality that define traditional Chablis. This is a Moreau classic!
The winemaking techniques strive to honor the high quality of the terroir, vines and grapes, bringing out the very best in every harvest.
All equipment, from the trailers used to transport the grape harvest to the vats themselves, has been carefully selected so that each parcel of land can be worked separately. All harvesting is done exclusively by hand from the Petit Chablis up to the Grands Crus.
The 2010 Chablis is a ripe, yet bone dry Chardonnay with crisp green apple, mineral and a touch of saline.