2018 Alice and Olivier de Moor 'Chitry' Bourgogne Blanc
Alice & Olivier De Moor have been making wine in Courgis, a small village 7 km southwest of Chablis since 1989. Olivier is a Chablis native, and Alice grew up in the Jura, the two met at a large Chablis estate where Olivier was managing the vineyards. Both are graduated enologists, with enough knowledge and early confidence to take a radically different direction for their vines and wines than their neighbours, being the first to go Bio-dynamic in Chablis, they hand harvest, use no SO2 at harvest or during the vinification. Aging is done in burgundian barrels of different ages for the Bourgogne Chitry. The Sauvignon Blanc, which often takes over a year to ferment, is aged in tanks.
Their production is miniscule and very highly sought after, and our allocation reflects that.
100% Chardonnay. The De Moors have 1.2 hectares of Chardonnay in two parcels in Chitry (down the road from their home village of Courgis—both are near the town of Chablis and part of the Chablis region). They planted the Chardonnay from 1995-1998. The fruit is gently pressed and fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine goes through malo and is aged without stirring of the lees in a combination of steel, used barrique and foudre. No sulfur is used at harvest or during vinification. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in September 2019. This is precision wine, mineral and fine grained with a touch of oak.