People who say they don’t like Chardonnay should try good Chablis. More specifically, they might want to try the wines of Moreau Naudet. These wines are difficult not to enjoy. For already established Chablis lovers, these wines will offer everything you are looking for and more.
What is Chablis? Chablis is a little area of Northern Burgundy. Whereas in main Burgundy they also make Pinot Noir, Chablis only makes Chardonnay. Sure there are some, not so great Chablis, but there is also Chablis that many consider amongst the greatest white wines in the world. Moreau Naudet is closer to that side of things.
Virginie Moreau makes the wines, and carries on the tradition established by her late husband, Stéphane, who was highly influenced by the legendary Chablis producer Vincent Dauvissat.
If you are looking for a simply delicious wine these will deliver, just as they will satisfy those who are looking for a more serious and complex situation. Luckily we are able to offer a range that covers all.
We have the two Village level wines, and three Premier Cru’s. So, they all come from different vineyards in Chablis. Think of village level vineyards as the basic level burgundy— but basic that is still really good. Premier Cru (1er Cru) vineyards are even another step up. If the village level is on volume 6 or 7, then the Premier Cru is turned up to 8 or 9. You will also see Grand Cru which is when you turn the volume up above 10, and possibly blow out the speakers.
Below each wine is a brief description of what makes them unique and different from the others. Hopefully this helps find the perfect expression for you.
“Vieilles Vignes” means old vines. Old vines tend to make better wine. These vines of Les Pargues are 70 years old. Technically not a 1er Cru, but close. Here you get a touch more complexity, body, and flavor.
The two greatest producers of Chablis both make magnificent Forets. Moreau Naudets vineyards in Forets are right next to those two. The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. We think that kind of works here. Look for some savory and herbaceous notes.