Moreau’s Petit Chablis comes from a single 2.5-hectare site in Beine, just outside Chablis on the way to Auxerre. It has a southwest orientation and lies on Kimmeridgian soils (as opposed to the higher Portlandian soils on which most Petit is grown). Half of the plot is home to 25- to 30-year-old vines, while the other half is somewhat older at 45 to 50 years old. Naturally fermented, this wine is vinified in large vats of 32 to 100 hectolitres.
This really has some gravitas and charisma for a Petit Chablis. The nose is a brew of youthful vivacity, its freshness and elegance tinged with lime and lemon curd. It has thirst-quenching acidity balanced by a textured mid-palate, delivering a delicious wave of lip-smacking yellow apple, beeswax and white honey flavour. The tangy finish shimmers with a stony undertone and chalky freshness.
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