Bernard Moreau

Saint Aubin 1er Cru En Remily

Region: France - Burgundy

Bernard Moreau

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 Limestone & clay 0.25 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Total Size: 29.71 ha (73.43 acres)
  • Winery Holdings: 0.25 ha (0.62 acre)
  • En Remilly is considered the finest of the Saint-Aubin 1er Cru vineyards and is divided into two climats:  En Remilly 21.93 ha (54.2 acres) and Les Cotons 7.76 ha (19.2 acres).
  • This vineyard is planted on very thin topsoil of limestone and some marl, rests at an elevation of 837 feet to 1050 feet on a steep southern incline sandwiched between Les Combes au Sud to the southeast and Les Murgers des Dents de Chien to the northwest and but 66 feet north of Le Montrachet.
  • Both red and white grapes are allowed.
  • Saint-Aubin was a crossroads of ancient ways. Saint-Aubin is named for the church built under the patronage of Saint-Aubin, Angers bishop in the 6th century. The best guess is that Remilly was a Gallo-Roman family name, perhaps a domaine owner.
Winemaker's Notes
  • The 1er Cru Chardonnays are barrel fermented and aged in French oak barrels (10%-30% new).
  • The wine spends between 12 and 18 months in wood with regular lees stirring for added texture.
  • Says Bernard, “The spirit of our winemaking is to not touch the wine too often. For Chardonnay our aim is to produce very clean and precise wines which are not too austere. We like the minerality and purity.”
Wine Summary
  • Made from Chardonnay grapes.
  • Grown on soils of Limestone & clay.
  • Fermented in 10%-30% new French oak barrels, using naturally occurring yeast.
  • Aged in 10%-30% new French oak barrels.
  • Aged for 12 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