Chablis Bel-Air & Clardy — Chardonnay 2020
A Wine That
shows why Chardonnay and limestone is a match made in heaven, especially when in the hands of this talented duo. Fresh grapefruit zest, freshly baked croissant flakes and a hunt of nutmeg, this is dangerously moreish — one blink, and the bottle will be gone.
This bottle is a rare find that we would like to share with many of you. We are therefore limiting the purchase to ONE BOTTLE ONLY per customer please, thank you for your understanding!
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- Winemaker: De Moor
Where and How?
This is organically farmed Chardonnay from the De Moor duo, from two parcels — Bel Air and Clardy. Bel Air is planted on rocky limestone, whereas Clardy is on chalk. As always, this is simple winemaking at its best: the juice fermented naturally, and the wine aged in old French oak barrels for one year. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Is it just us, or does even just the name "De Moor" evoke some kind of mythical, French Wuthering Heights-esque vibe? And we know it’s not about the labels, but the labels of these bottles - drawn by Olivier himself - with their trees, stars and moons, further heighten this mythical realm.
However, when you meet Alice & Olivier, no - they are not woodland pixies or land-dwelling merpeople. They are down-to-earth, grounded people who live from their land. In today’s wine world, they have been risen to cult status, but this all began from a simple desire to work somewhat differently to their neighbours; ie. without chemicals. Slowly but surely, wine drinkers and fellow winemakers came to realise that their wines evoked something different to the straightjacket, tightrope wines that Chablis had become famous for. Instead, these were wines with a little more wiggle, a little more emotion. There was something else to be found in those bottles, and without knowing it themselves, they kickstarted what would become a Burgundian revolution.