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Alice and Olivier de Moor are qualified oenologists relatively new to the world of wine, having planted their first vines on their 6-hectare estate in 1988. They prune the vines hard to prodice yields some 20% less than the permitted maximum and hand-harvest the entire crop. The wines are fermented in 10 year-old casks, using wild yeast, followed by a further 10 months elevage on the fine lees. They are bottled in the 15th month without cold stabilisation of filtration, but undergo a slight fining. The Chablis Bel-Air et Clardys is a blend of 2 lieux-dits planted with 12 year-old vines, with 25 centimetres of humus and limestone sub-soil. The Moors' top Chablis cuvée, La Rosette, is from a lieu-dit alongside 1er Les Beauregards, and enjoys classic Kimmeridgean limestone soil and very low yields.
From vines planted in 1902! An intriguing nose of straw and sackcloth, with a touch of barrel behind, but this is ample and generous on the palate, with a lovely thread of ripe acidity. Complex, fascinating wine. Drink 2014-2016 Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director
Fresh bright colour, very elegant nose with the usual sense of de Moor muscle behind. Never a question of dilution here! Fine, fresh, mineral thread at the back, very satisfying, good flesh, excellent length. A wine to savour and which could cope with chicken as well as oysters. Drink 2015-2018. Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director
Smoke and oysters on the nose, followed by fine linear fruit with a backing of oak. This still needs a little longer to settle down, but will grow into a typically de Moorish iconoclastic wine. Drink 2015-2018. Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director