Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils

Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Champgains

Region: France - Burgundy

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

Chardonnay 0.12 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • 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.

Bernard Moreau:

  • 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
Wine Summary
  • 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.

General Info

Country France
Region Burgundy
Appellation(s) Chassagne-Montrachet, Volnay, St Aubin
Proprietors Bernard Moreau
Founded 1809
Winemaker Alex Moreau
Annual Production 8,000 9 L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable