Bourgogne Blanc 'Chitry' 2018 — Chardonnay
A Wine That
is like the bottled version of one of those oats & honey luxury candles you find yourself obsessing over. Enticing and rich, but with acid that lifts you up onto its shoulders, the key word here is balance. A little lime zest and a little grapefruit pith makes this bottle hum with energy. It's the vinous version of a trapeze artist.
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 Chardonnay from the little appellation of Chitry (just 60 hectares), which lies next to Chablis. It is an organic vineyard planted on the same Kimmeridgian limestone/clay terroir as its famous neighbour region.
The wine fermented naturally (alcoholic and malolactic), and aged for a year in old barrels and stainless steel tanks, after which it was bottled unfined and unfiltered, with just a touch of sulphur.
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.