2018 Moreau-Naudet Petit Chablis
Moreau’s Petit Chablis comes from a single 2.5 hectare site in Biene, just outside Chablis, on the way to Auxerre.
It has a south-west orientation and lies on Kimmeridgian soils (as opposed to the higher Portlandian soils on which much Petit is grown). Half of the plot is home to 25-30 year old vines, while the other half is somewhat older at 45-50 years old. Naturally fermented, this is vinified in large vats of 32-100 hectolitres. It’s a fleshy, ripe wine with lovely texture and pulpy, peachy fruit. The finish has a touch of creamy lees and lovely tang. A Cote d’Or kind of Chablis!