Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils
It’s impossible to discuss Chassagne-Montrachet without mentioning the name Bernard Moreau. Year to year, this celebrated producer vinifies and bottles some of the purest, most thought-provoking wines of the appellation. Employing a style of wine making that might best be described as hands-off, Alex Moreau produces Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that are sensual, opulent and utterly delicious.
Grapes / Soils
- Total Size: 4.62 hectare (11.4 acres) There are approximately fifteen owners of this vineyard.
- Winery Holdings: 0.12 ha (0.3 acre)
- The Les Champs Gain climat sits almost entirely between 787 feet and 820 feet. It is surrounded on three sides by other 1er Cru climats: Les Fairendes, En Cailleret, and La Maltroie plus the town of Chassagne. It is bordered on the southeast by highway D 113a. Wines are labeled with different spellings: Champgains, Champs Gain, Champs Gains. Both red and white grapes are allowed.
- The name derives from ancient French gaaing, gain «pasture land, arable land». These were cultivated fields or meadows before vines were planted.
- Champgains vineyard has deeper soils than some of the surrounding vineyards.
- With these wines you feel you are on your way to Morgeot. Some vintages the wines are lean, more like Maltoie, and other vintages are bigger, more like Morgeot
- Made from Chardonnay grapes.
- Fermented in 10%-30% new French oak barrels, using naturally occurring yeast.
- Aged in 10%-30% new French oak barrels.
- Aged for 18 months.
- Bottled without fining and usually without filtration unless the wine is cloudy.
|Appellation(s)||Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay, St Aubin|
|Annual Production||8,000 9 L cases|
|Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic)||Sustainable|