The De Moor wines have become cult natural wine classics, but all down to one reason: they make wine from organic vineyards that they themselves like to drink. Low intervention winemaking with a careful hand lets the terroirs of Chablis, Saint-Bris & Chitry best express themselves via Chardonnay, Sauvignon & Aligoté.
LITTLEWINE visited the De Moors during harvest 2020
"The wine should make you want to drink another glass. It's a simple thing to say, but important."
People: Alice & Olivier de Moor
Place: Chablis, France
Varieties: Chardonnay & Aligoté
Wines: Click here
Did You Know? Alice and Olivier have also been champions for the lesser-sung neighbouring appellations of Chablis; for varieties such as their Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris in Saint-Bris; and their Aligoté (one vineyard of which was planted in 1902!) They’ve become known as one of the heroes of the latter, which historically has often been neglected and left in the shadow of Chardonnay.
Organics is the baseline here, but they go above and beyond the sole notion of ditching chemicals. Since the beginning, they have planted trees at the vicinities of their vineyards, and are now contemplating interplanting their vineyards with trees. Olivier explains,