Chablis 'Mont de Milieu' Premier Cru 2018
A Wine That
shows Chablis in another light. The De Moors' expressions of Chablis are much friendlier in style — these aren't rigid and strict, but rather welcoming and a little softer, while maintaining that ruler-like linear side for which the region is famous. The vinous version of the best fresh pear juice you've ever tasted.
This bottle is a super 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 from a small plot of just under one hectare, from the famed super-steep limestone soils of the _Mont de Milieu _premier cru of Chablis. The vines were planted in the 30s and 80s, making some of them amongst the oldest Chardonnay vines in the region.
The wine fermented naturally (alcoholic and malolactic), and aged for over year in old barrels and amphorae, after which it was bottled unfined and unfiltered, with just a touch of sulphites.
The Winemaker: De Moor
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.