Alice and Olivier de Moor - 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Mont et Milieu

2018 Chablis 1er Cru Mont et Milieu

Chablis, France

"Another Premier Cru wine from Alice and Olivier this time from a leased vineyard (the leasing rules are much tighter in France than Australia) near the village of Fleys in Chablis which they took over in 2016. The 80 year old vines had previously been converted to organic viticulture. The arrangement they have with the owner is that Olivier does all the vineyard work and takes three quarters of the harvest from this reasonable size (in Chablis terms) plot. Like the Vau de Vey vineyard this one is also quite steep but the vines are planted closer together so it is not possible to use a tractor between the vines. Olivier therefore does all of the vine work using a horse instead. The grapes are harvested by hand, pressed and the juice transferred to small barrels for natural fermentation and maturation. The result is a complex and enticing wine of complexity and charm!" – Importer notes