2018 1er Cru Forets MAGNUM
The Forets is truly one of the greatest terroirs of Chablis. It’s an historical sub-plot within the 1er Cru Montmains, located high up the slope and facing southeast. Moreau-Naudet has two plots of vines here, over a total of just under two hectares. Aged and fermented in both steel tank and used barrels of various sizes. It’s so lovely yet intense. Like a beautiful tantrum. Ruby red grapefruit, pink magnolia flowers and rocky mineral, sappy and stone fruited and drenched in warm honey. So delightful. Magnums for Christmas baby! Finding vignerons in Chablis who are willing to move outside their comfort zone is a true needle/haystack situation. Of course Dauvissat and Raveneau have led the way for what we believe to be the heights of pure Chablis, but who has the budget for some of the rarest booze in the world? On our search to find accessible Chablis, whilst still maintaining electricity and vigour, our search led us to the late Stéphane Moreau. A student of Dauvissat, Dagueneau and Foucault, he is everything you want from great Chablis; old vines, prestige parcels and lo-fi winemaking. His partner now runs the estate and has maintained his formidable reputation across the examples of premium white Burgundy.