L'Humeur du Temps — Chardonnay 2019
A Wine That
has become a staple on natural wine lists all around the world—when it's not sold out, that is. This is the cuvée from the De Moor duo which is intended to portray the vintage. A blend of five terroirs, which gives you an insight into that year's climate conditions. In 2019's case, that means a lovely balance between sun and freshness. Think lemon, fresh pineapple with a dash of cream and croissant flakes... simply addictive. Always one of the bottles to be emptied first!
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?
Organically farmed Chardonnay is hand picked from four different parcels that the de Moors planted in and around Courgis in 1995. After the fruit is destemmed, it is gently pressed and ferments spontaneously with indigenous yeasts. Ageing takes place together with the lees in a variety of vessels, including used Burgundy barrels, 2500-liter foudres and enamel-lined steel tanks for almost a year. The wine is then bottled without fining or filtration, and just a touch of 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.