Moreau Naudet - Pargues Vieilles Vignes Chablis 2014
Chablis, Burgundy, France
Imported by Grand Cru
From the importer-
The Naudet family has been making wine since the 17th century, but Domaine Moreau-Naudet itself was established in 1950, upon the marriage of Mademoiselle Marie Naudet and Monsieur René Moreau. The domaine has passed from father to son, and since taking over from his father Roger in 1991, Stéphane Moreau has gained huge and wide-spread recognition for his wines, and is now firmly established as one of the top producers in Chablis. Stéphane refuses to spray weed killers or any treatment against rot, and has used only organic fertilisers in weak doses for the last 15 years. He harvests slightly later than his neighbours to ensure perfect ripeness and to reduced yields. Harvest is by hand, and while his Villages and Petit Chablis spend 11 months in tank, he uses a small proportion of large old barrels on his 1er and Grand Cru Chablis to achieve a softening, stabilizing effect on the wines. Stéphane achieves additional complexity and flesh by holding the wine on the lees for much longer than his peers, even his straight villages wine spends 18 months on the lees.