Domaine Bernard Moreau, Volnay "Clos des Chênes" 1er Cru Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France, 2017
About The Producer
It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Based in the village of Mancey, in the northernmost part of the Macon wine region, he has been in charge of his 8 hectare family domaine since 1982, when he took over from his father. The vineyards are planted with 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, and 30% Gamay vines. The Bernard Moreau Bourgognes transcend their origins and are among the finest estate-bottled Burgundy values available. Moreau adheres to the principle of sustainable agriculture. He takes great care to ensure that his vines are in excellent health by constantly observing the vegetative cycle and the natural environment. His observations allow Moreau to take the minimal necessary measures and avoid synthetic chemical treatments. Moreau plants grass between rows and leaves vine cuttings on the soil as mulch in order to control erosion and enrich the microbiological vitality of the soil. He ferments with only native yeasts.
- Grown on soils of Clay & limestone
- Fermented in 10%-30% new French oak barrels, using naturally occurring yeast.
- Aged in 10%-30% new French oak barrels.
- Aged for 18 months.
- Bottled without fining and usually without filtration unless the wine is cloudy.
Grape / Blend
Volnay, St Aubin, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and sappy at the core, with excellent soil signature, fine focus and grip, silky tannins and a long, beautifully balanced and still quite primary finish.
The 2017 Clos des Chênes from Domaine Moreau is another outstanding bottle in the making. This wine is properly still youthful on both the nose and palate, but shows plenty of promise in its aromatic constellation of cassis, sweet blackberries, bitter chocolate, a complex base of soil tones, game bird and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and sappy at the core, with excellent soil signature, fien focus and grip, silky tannins and a long, beautifully balanced and still quite primary finish. All this needs is time to blossom!
Product size: 750ml
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