Domaine Bernard Moreau et Fils

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

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 White oolitic limetone & Pierre de Chassagne limestone and P. Bellona clay N/A

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 7.56 ha (18.7 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: Purchased fruit – area (hectares) varies
  • Centered at 902 feet of elevation, this vineyard compared to Montrachet, is higher on the slope, has shallower topsoil and is stonier providing its characteristic minerality. The baserock is white oolitic limestone mixed with Pierre de Chassagne limestone and P. Bellona marl. Only Chardonnay is planted.
  • Chevalier in medieval society was a Knight, the eldest son of a noble man admitted to the order of Chivalry, a military institution whose members were consecrated to God. Chevalier was the highest rank and the vineyard is the highest on the slope above Montrachet. Makes sense.

Bernard Moreau:

  • The domaine’s vines are up the hill, above Monty’s plot. There is a lot of variation in the soil between density and minerals.
  • Chevalier – Montrachet was first vinified in 2010 with a production of two barrels. 1 new barrel. 1 used. Chevalier-Montrachet is more like Grand Ruchottes, more mineral and fresh.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • Grown on soils of White oolitic limetone & Pierre de Chassagne limestone and P. Bellona clay.
  • Fermented in 100% new French oak barrels, using naturally occurring yeast.
  • Aged in 100% 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