PRODUCER: Alice and Olivier de Moor
REGION: Bourgogne, France
GRAPE VARIETIES: Chardonnay
SOILS: Stony and Chalky
FARMING: Bel Air and Clardys are two parcels 300 meters apart, planted in the mid-1990’s and totalling 1 hectare, in the De Moor home village of Courgis (a few miles from town of Chablis). The soils are stony and chalky. Bel Air in particular has full southern exposure. Alice and Olivier farm organically and harvest by hand
WINEMAKING: The fruit is gently pressed and fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in used barrique. The wine goes through malo naturally and is aged on its lees without bâtonnage, also in used barrique. No sulfur is used at harvest or during vinification. Bottled in December 2019 (and in a rare exception, filtered due to the presence of a few grams of RS). 2018 is the first time Alice and Olivier have been able to bottle this wine since 2014.
TASTING NOTES: Displaying scents of hay, jasmine and crushed pebbles; a subtle linseed note emerges with time. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and notes of orange peel and mandarin. Taut and linear toward the finish.
FOOD PAIRING STYLE: Epoisse, sole meunière, chicken with a creamy mushroom sauce. Fresh & Juicy