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A deep knowledge of the soils and subsoils in Chablis allows J.MOREAU & Fils to identify the shade and character in each terroir, to reveal all its richness and complexity with each new vintage.

Faithful to its origins and culture, the house ages all of its wines with patience: a day in the cellar is as important as one day in the vineyards. The House J. MOREAU & Fils has put its name to great Chablis wines since 1814.

CHABLIS
Hommage à Mademoiselle Victoire
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Varietal

100% Chardonnay.

Tasting notes

Elegant pale gold coulour.
The nose is fresh, lively and mineral, showing intense aromas of white fruits, citrus, white flowers (acacia), butter and spices.
In the mouth, this is very typical Chablis, fine and well-balanced, offering a unique and immediately recognisable chararacter.  

Food and wine pairing

Its crisp vivacity and perfect balance are to be enjoyed on their own or as a perfect pairing with all seafood, freshwater fish and white meats.   

Serving suggestions

Serve ideally at a temperature situated between 10° and 11°C / 50° - 52°F.

Ageing potential

4 to 5 years.

Origin

Located in the north of Burgundy, in Yonne department, the appellation stretches over around 20 communes that cover the hillsides running alongsidethe pretty Serein Valley.

The vineyard enjoys an exceptional geological situation. The main bedrock comes from the Jurassic epoch, or more precisely the Kimmeridgean age (150 million years ago). Deposits of tiny oysters can still befound today in the rock, remains of a time where the sea was totally covering this territory.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes and must were brought in and went through a long pneumatic pressing to get a qualitative juice with no risk of oxydation.

Then, it was left to settle in order to clean it up from the biggest lees. That step is quite essential to ensure pure aromas and a bright color. The alcoholic fermentation used selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures (18 to 20°C) to preserve a maximum of fruit.

To get a wine in the purest J.Moreau & Fils style, it will go through the complete malolactic fermentation and age on its lees for 8 months. This will give that wine we love with an intense nose of fresh fruits and a creamy texture in the mouth.

History

Though traces of a village dating back to the Neolithic period have been found, the true origins of Chablis go back to Roman times. Its name is said to have come from the Latin term “caplum”, meaning “ford”. Vines flourished here in the 3rd century, after having been rehabilitated by the emperor Probus. The Serein river, which played an important role in regulating the climate, also allowed wines from Chablis to be transported to Auxerre and Paris. From the capital,they were shipped abroad, to Flanders and England in particular.

However, the vineyards owe their real blossoming to the Cistercian movement as the Abbey of Pontigny was just nearby. Phylloxera ravaged the vineyards in the late 19th century, which explains the recent planting of the Chardonnay grape variety.

This subtle and elegant wine is our tribute to Mademoiselle Victoire who was at the origin of the house.