Chablis, the great appellation of northern Burgundy, is renowned to the point that its production is mainly driven by quantity - to the detriment of quality. Only a few winegrowers honour Chablis' exceptional terroir in their farming and winemaking, including Alice and Olivier De Moor, true figureheads of natural wine in Chablis.
Alice and Olivier De Moor, oenologists by training, worked in the 80s in various Chablis estates while planting and preparing the vines which were to constitute their own estate, created in 1994 in Courgis, south-west of Chablis. Very quickly, far from the dominant practices of the appellation, they turned to organic farming, with no other treatments than copper, sulfur and plant extracts, with low yields and fully ripe grapes. The estate is gradually expanding: today 10 hectares spread over Chablis – in particular in the places called Bel-Air, Clardy, Rosette and since 2017 in the 1ers Crus Mont de Milieu and Vau de Vey –, and in the neighboring appellations Chitry and Saint Bris. On these clay-limestone soils, Chardonnay reigns supreme (70%), alongside Aligoté and Sauvignon. The same philosophy of respect for life governs vinification, without corrections of the harvest or must, to create natural white wines with a frank and pure profile, with the radiance, freshness and minerality that do justice to the terroir.
Alice et Olivier De Moor wines
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