Louis Moreau Chablis Grand Cru "Valmur" 2019 (Burgundy, France) 750mL - [WS 92] [JM 92] [DM 92]

Louis Moreau Chablis Grand Cru "Valmur" 2019
(Burgundy, France) 750mL - [WS 92] [JM 92] [DM 92]

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About the Winery
Domaine Louis Moreau is a 50-hectare estate based in the commune of Beines in the heart of the Chablis appellation. Louis and his wife Anne founded the domaine in 1994 with half the family vineyards once leased to the négociant firm J. Moreau & Fils. Louis Moreau owns parcels in four of Chablis’ seven grand cru climats including the grand cru Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos, three premier crus, and several plots in the Chablis and Petit Chablis appellations. Louis seeks clarity of site in each of his wines and all his decisions in the vineyard and cellar are meant to bring out the personality of each terroir.

About the Vineyard
Chablis Valmur Grand Cru sits northwest of Les Clos and features pure Kimmeridgian soil and southwest exposure. Valmur is typically firm and full-bodied, and Louis Moreau’s parcel sits at the top of the vineyard where it receives ample sun. “Valmur is low yielding, concentrated, and ripe,” says Louis Moreau, “it’s the only wine that sees a more Burgundian vinification.”

Wine Production
Grapes are hand-harvested and vinified by spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation is controlled depending on the vintage and ages 18 months on the fine lees in up to 25% new 500-liter French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes
Chablis achieves its highly distinctive mineral character due to its cool northerly climate and its highly calcareous soil. The Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis Valmur Grand Cru is robust and powerful, vinified in the style of Côte de Beaune with some oak aging.

Food Pairing
Chablis, with its steely character and fresh citrus flavor, pairs well with white fish and shellfish and its naturally high acidity can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Oaked versions are well-suited to grilled fish, roasted pork, and poultry.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Shows both breadth and verticality, with rich texture punctuated by vibrant acidity, setting the stage for apple, lemon, lanolin and stone flavors that persist through the long finish. Drink now through 2026. 266 cases made, 100 cases imported." – BS (Dec 2022)

92 Points - Jasper Morris' Inside Burgundy:
"Of the two Louis Moreau grands crus on offer, the Valmur appears to be the more classic of them. It is all about the white fruit with a steely backbone and good persistence." (Mar 2022)

92 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Louis Moreau's domaine bottling has an extra layer of complexity compared to the Domaine de Bieville. Green apple character dominates the palate with some flinty, slightly smoky notes on the finish. A restrained AOP Chablis where the overall balance is very appealing and complex. Ideally keep this for another six months but will drink very well over the next 2-3 years." – Andy Howard MW (Oct 2020)