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CHABLIS GRAND CRU VALMUR 2022

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2022  

Varietal

100% Chardonnay.

Tasting notes

A lovely pale gold colour.

The nose is mineral and very expressive, with notes of lily of the valley, orange zest and brioche.

On the palate, the wine is round and still a little closed, with aromas of pink grapefruit and crème brulée. The finish is long, smooth and delicately mineral.

Food and wine pairing

Excellent with seafood or fish such as salmon and turbot. Also try with white meats in cream sauce.

Serving suggestions

Serve ideally at around 14°C. (57°F.).

Ageing potential

7 years and even 15 years in good storage conditions.

Origin

From among the seven prestigious climats located in the commune of Chablis, the 11.92 ha of Valmur stretch across a “valley” at the heart of the appellation, running alongside that of Vaudésir as well as Grenouilles and Les Clos.

Its location, offering subtle variations of exposition and altitude, enable more varied wines to be produced here than in the other vineyards. Moreau’s selection concerns 2 ha of the vineyard.

Chalky scree slopes overlying Kimmeridgian marl. The soil is heavy and is strewn with small fossilized oysters known as “Exogyra Virgula”.

The grapes come from a single plot of old vines, facing the setting sun and often the last to be harvested.

Vinification and maturing

- Grapes brought in
- Long pneumatic pressing,
- Static settling,
- Alcoholic fermentation starts in stainless steel vats,
- 3 days later, 30% of the juice is placed in fine-grained barrels aged 1 to 2 years,
- Malolactic fermentation,
- Bâtonnage (stirring of the lees) for the part in casks,
- Aged for 18 months on fine lees.

Vintage : 2022

In spite of the harsh spring frosts, the vines recovered very well and the grapes emerged in abundance. The lack of water was very troubling but a few showers on 15 August triggered the ripening process. The harvest was running from 1 September to 22 September.

The vines' condition was ideal. Only a few scorch marks were visible following the hot weather. A very good harvest, in terms of quality and quantity, for all the Chablis appellations, with very interesting balances.