Stock up now. The supply of white Burgundies is about to get tight - very tight! 2021 experienced significant hail -- disastrous is the adjective often used by growers. Yields are historically low with many producers bottling only 20% of their typical harvest!
The good news is there is still time to snatch up some white Burgundy favorites from 2020.
There is something near and dear to me about this wine. After 17 years of enjoyment and consistency, this Chablis has yet to be replaced as my go-to white.
A few producers over the years have come close, but we have yet to find a finer village Chablis that surpasses this quality. Regardless of the season, I always have a few bottles chilled in my refrigerator!
"The Moreau family makes excellent Chablis villages and the 2020 is no exception to this rule... a lovely nose of green apple, lime, chalky soil tones, white flowers and a top note of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and shows off lovely depth in the mid-palate, with impressive balance and grip, bright acids and a long, classy finish." J. Gillman
We love this Chablis' distinct crushed-stone and chalky finish. Though the wine sees no oak, it has a layer of creamy texture that leaves you begging for a second glass.
Why is Moreau's Chablis so sought after?
Christian Moreau is the largest holder of Grand Cru property in Chablis. The soil is rich with clay and fossilized shells. The wine is a chameleon. You can dress it up with a rich piece of fish, like grilled salmon, or dress it down with a crisp salad.
No wonder Wine Spectator has singled out Domaine Christian Moreau as "one of the best sources of Chablis in the region."
Don't be afraid to enjoy these wines on the warmer side of cold as great whites showcase well when served slightly warmer.