Alice and Olivier are well known for their pure, natural wines that they craft from small plots in Chablis, Chitry and the little known Saint Bris appellation. Their wines are highly sought-after in Paris and New York so we were delighted when they agreed to release some of their dwindling supplies for Australia.
They have been tending their organic vines near their village of Courgis for over twenty years now. Courgis lies north west of Dijon so it is quite a cold area leading to low yields from the vines. Both Alice and Olivier share the winemaking as they work together to craft these stunning wines.
All the grapes are picked by hand and only natural yeasts are used to ferment the wines which are matured in foudre and oak barrels that are typically one to four years old to ensure that the oak flavours do not dominate the fruit.
This wine does not come from fruit picked from the de Moor’s vineyards but from a friend who has vineyards near the town of Courgis in the Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru appellations. These vineyards are tended organically and are currently in conversion to achieve organic certification. They also picked some grapes from a vineyard they are now renting and converting to organic agriculture.
The wine has been made by Olivier and Alice de Moor, however, to their exacting standard.
This is a fine Chablis with lots of fruit showing. It is well-rounded, fresh tasting and has a streak of acidity and a long finish. A lovely wine to enjoy with a meal.
It is a great example of a pure, elegant Chablis at a very reasonable price.