Chablis Coteau de Rosette 2018 — Chardonnay
A Wine That
shimmies in the glass. This is voluptuous Chablis and we love every curve. Too often, Chablis wines are forced to be austere via a multitude of winemaking techniques, but this is Chablis in its natural glory. Lemon curd, pine trees and that signature mineral crunch, and one glass is never enough.
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 Alice and Olivier's steep organically farmed Rosette vineyard, which was planted by Olivier himself (along with the neighbouring fruit trees at the bottom) in the 80s. It sits on Chablis' famous Kimmeridgian soils, with south/south east orientation.
The wine was fermented naturally (alcoholic and malolactic), after which it was aged in old barrels and stainless steel tanks for 16 months. 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.