Le Vendangeur Masqué — Chardonnay 2020
A Wine That
we eagerly await every year. This cuvée gives you a glimpse into the magical world of the De Moors — a couple who creates some of the most compelling examples of Chablis that we know. Think fresh lemon and peach juice, with a dash of sea salt and oyster shell — simply delicious.
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?
The 2020 edition of the Vendangeur Masqué Chablis comes from two clay-limestone parcels totalling 1.1 hectares
of Chardonnay (including a bit of the aromatic 'Musqué' mutation). One is a rented parcel and was planted in 1980, faces west and is currently undergoing organic conversion, and the other — previously
rented but now owned by the de Moors — was planted in 2005, faces south and is certified organic.
The wine fermented naturally in stainless steel, and then aged for just under a year on the lees in enamel-lined steel tanks and used barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and with low sulfites.
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.