Petit Chablis, Moreau-Naudet
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Petit Chablis, Moreau-Naudet - 2020

Item # 34962 750mL
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Production Methods



Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

Tasting Notes

This comes from a 2.5 ha parcel of younger vines. The fruit was hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and then aged in steel vats for 9 months before bottling. A fresh white Burgundy worth your while and just delicious with oysters - fried or fresh.

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Staff Pick Notes

I love trying fine winemakers’ "entry-level” wines. They have the benefit of high-quality care and expertise often with the bonus of a more affordable price point. Since Stéphane Moreau's passing in 2016, Domaine Moreau-Naudet has stayed true to his vision through the work of his wife Virginie. Her Petit Chablis far exceeded my already high expectations. It managed a level of depth not always found at this price. It was fresh and lively and came from just 2.5 acres of young vines that are harvested by hand, fermented indigenously, and aged in steel for 9 months. I paired it with poached halibut with lemon and butter, and found its crisp minerality to be a delightful complement to the delicate flavors of the dish.

- HW

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