Christian Moreau, Chardonnay, Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon, Burgundy, France 2019
The appellation of Vaillon is located on the left bank of Chablis. Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils has 6 parcels of a total area of 4,7 ha in the historical heart of the Vaillons, all exposed south/south-east.
The soil is also from the Kimmeridgien period with clay-limestone marls very rich of marine fossils, and most specifically small oyster fossils, called Exogyra Virgula.
Two wines are produced from those vines: the Premier Cru Vaillon, a blending of five different parcels which average age is from 37 to 74 years old – and the Premier Cru Vaillon, Cuvée Guy Moreau issued from a parcel of 1 ha where the vines were planted in 1933 by Guy Moreau, Christian’s father. This is the oldest vine of the Domaine.