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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.

PETIT CHABLIS
ESPRIT DE MONTAIGU
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2021   2022  

Varietal

100% Chardonnay.

Tasting notes

A pale gold colour with green tints.
The nose shows flavours of citrus fruits (mandarin) and white flowers.
And in the mouth, pleasant aromas of peach and yellow fruits with a nice mineral finale as a reminder of the terroir where this wine comes from.

Food and wine pairing

Serve as an aperitif, with oysters and fish tapas. Will also be a good companion to all fish, poultry and white meats, grilled or in creamy sauce.

Serving suggestions

Serve ideally at a temperature of 12°C. (54 °F).

Ageing potential

This wine can be enjoyed now or kept in the cellar for the next 3 years.

Origin

The Petit Chablis area of appellation covers 1,550 ha of which approximately 1,000 ha are currently under vine. The vines grow on Portlandian limestone plateaus, with clay from the Tertiary Era. 
Yield: 50 hl/ha.

Vinification and maturing

Once the juice was settled, the fermentation started with the addition of selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures (20°C.) to preserve as much fruit as possible. In order to get a wine more supple, we let the malolactic fermentation begin 10 days after the alcoholic fermentation; it ended by the end of November.
The wine was then aged on partial lees for 4 to 5 months.

History

Hugues de Montaigu, Bishop of Auxerre was one of the pioneers of the Cistercian anchorage in Chablis. In this period, the monks were already working to create their « Vinum Album Durabile », a white wine for keeping and synonymous with high-quality. Their heritage can be found in each wine of our MONTAIGU collection resulting from a meticulous selection, vinification and ageing work, renewed at each vintage.