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"The Premier Cru wine from the Chablis revolutionaries Alice & Olivier. Step outside of what you expect from Chablis and try something intriguing and delicious!"
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Chablis 1er Cru 'Mont de Milieu', De Moor 2018

Citrus / Pear / Mineral

Price

£ 61.00

Colour

White

Product Name

Chablis 1er Cru ‘Mont de Milieu’

Producer

De Moor

Region

Burgundy

Country

France

Vintage

2018

Type

Vegan, Natural, Still

Farming

Organic

Grape

Chardonnay

Volume

750ml

Alcohol

Coming Soon

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Note from the Importer: “Husband and wife team, Olivier and Alice de Moor met while working at a large Chablis estate. Both had worked separately in a variety of vineyards around the world, as vineyard manager and oenologist respectively so when they decided to establish their own estate, in 1994, they had more than enough knowledge between them to take their wines and vines in a very exciting direction, very different to that of their neighbours. The spot they chose was in Courgis, a small village 7km SW of Chablis, where Olivier grew up and where he had planted some of his own vines five years earlier while studying for his diploma in wine-making and viticulture. They began their estate by planting three parcels of Chablis. At the time they were still employed elsewhere and for the next three years they worked their parcels of vines while tending those of other winemakers in order to make a living. They leased a small parcel in Saint-Bris and later, in 1996, they planted a large plot in Chitry with Aligot? and Chardonnay. Since then they have made a number of further developments including the building of a large, high-ceilinged winery which allows them to do all their cellar work by gravity, and their vineyards total just under 8-hectares. The De Moors have worked their vines organically since 2005, a rarity in the area. Rigorous pruning, sensible de-budding and careful canopy management with manual leaf thinning are all carried out to control the yields and ensure the best, most expressive grapes. Wild grasses are allowed to grow between the rows and they work the vines using a horse. Winemaking is as simple as possible. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed into tank or barrel, where they undergo a wild yeast fermentation. Ageing in tank/barrel takes place for a further year. Who are those ?masked harvesters?, kemo sabe? Alice & Olivier de Moor, that?s who. Typical of the warm nature of the vintage this is a light golden Chablis fermented in old barrels with a certain waxy texture in the mouth and notes of dry honey, ginger-spiked butter and cinnamon-spiced apples. The De Moors are one of the few growers who work organically and without sulphur in the Chablis region. Hi-ho, Sulphur and away! Fermented and aged in old oak the 1902 is Aligot? to age, extremely tight and high in stony acidity with citrus fruits and herbal aromas, very dense and long. This winespeak does not do justice to a wine which shimmers with authority ? it has dense ? or intense ? transparency in the way that only wines with ?perfect pitch? acidity can seem to glisten. Then the nose ? glacier water buffing up a river stone, gorse flowers drenched with sea spray, all nostril-arching brilliance and then into the palate ? linear, citric (juice plus pith), tears-of-chalk-stony, with tensile strength and just a smattering of lees spice. Liquid steel, this wine is an exhilarating skate across the palate. To coin a phrase, it takes you hither and Yonne. Humeur du Temps has crystalline fruit giving a really tense and thrilling experience. Succulence arrives in the shape of quince and clementine, embittered by grapefruit and kumquat and given a mineral dusting with impressions of gypsum and chalk. This is Chablis at its most thrilling and incisive, wonderfully concentrated yet buoyant and lifted.. “

Taste

Citrus / Pear / Mineral

Colour

White

Product Name

Chablis 1er Cru ‘Mont de Milieu’

Producer

De Moor

Region

Burgundy

Country

France

Vintage

2018

Type

Vegan, Natural, Still

Farming

Organic

Grape

Chardonnay

Volume

750ml

Alcohol

Coming Soon

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