LOUIS MOREAU Chablis Premier Cru 'Vau Ligneau' 2022
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Viticulture Area: France - Burgundy - Chablis Proprietor: Louis MOREAU
Superficy: 10 hectares (22 acres)
Initial Plantation: 1976
Soil: The parcels are planted on calcareous & limestone layers. Orientation: South-East
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay Annual Production: 54.000 bottles
Vinification Methods: 1er Cru Vau Ligneau parcels are handpicked, like all our 1ers Crus and Grands Crus. Generally, we harvest these parcels a few days after 1er Cru Vaillons in order to give the grapes extra time to mature.
Once the juices are in stainless steel tanks, they first go through a 100% alcoholic fermentation activated with natural yeasts for 15-18 days at low temperature (18°C) then through a 100% malolactic fermentation thanks to natural bacteria at 20°C for a few months.
Aging Methods: After a racking manipulation to take out the gross lees, the wine ages in tank on fine lees for at least 6 months with a pumping over on a weekly basis. Then it is fined before a cold filtration and bottling. This last part is done tank by tank, the rest of the wine remaining in tank at least 18 months.
This wine is a perfect example of a classic Chablis 1er Cru. Its exposure to a relatively cool morning sun ensures its elegance and enhances its minerality & richness drawn from the calcare- ous and clay subsoil. It has a rich yellow gold color with green hints and its nose reveals aromas of mint & pineapple. Its flavours are full & freshness dominates, with a long persistent finish.
Vaulignot or Vau Ligneau?
For many years, we have named our Premier Cru «Vaulignot», after one of the two spellings referring to this Premier Cru. Over the years, we noticed that sometimes, people were puzzled about it. Therefore, with vintage 2018 we have decided to use «Vau Ligneau» spelling since it is the way this Premier Cru is indicated on all Chablis maps.