Country, Region: France, Burgundy
Appellation: Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
A tiny 0.41 ha strip of vines located at the bottom of Grand Cru Les Clos.
‘This is stunning. A richer and more expressive and more exuberant nose than the regular Les Clos bottling. A complete array of yellow stone fruit and citrus fruit on show here. The palate has a very fleshy and very smooth, white-nectarine and white-peach core. Long, sleek and elegant.’ 95 points, James Suckling, August 2019.
‘The 2017 Chablis Les Clos Clos des Hospice Grand Cru shows a richer, more powerful expression of this Grand Cru than the straight Les Clos, with greater depth and a more tropical profile. Pineapple, candied orange zest, hazelnut and chamomile add to the wine's flamboyant-leaning feel. Drink from 2021.’ 94 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020.
One of the oldest and most respected names in Chablis with superb vineyard holdings reflecting the families very long history in Chablis, this branch of the Moreau family is headed by Christian and now his son Fabien who is the winemaker and manager.
Possessing magnificent vineyard holdings built up in some of the very best vineyard areas of Chablis by the family over generations (including nearly 8 hectares out of Chablis’ total 92 hectares of Grand cru), this small but remarkable estate has in just a few years established itself as one of the leading producers of Chablis producing consistently outstanding wines.
With relatively small (but very well sited) holdings in Petit, village and 1er cru Chablis, the highlights here are undoubtedly the amazing range of Grand cru vineyards including one single holding of approximately 3 hectares in Les Clos as well as .41 hectares of Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos plus slightly smaller holdings in Valmur, Blanchots and Vaudesir.
A combination of exceptional vineyard sites, old vines, brilliant wine-making and fastidious care in every step of production has resulted in these wines being regarded as amongst the very best produced in Chablis. Now the wines are gaining in even clearer expression with the vineyards having been certified organic since 2013 and together with some new tanks and other investments the results are showing clearly in the wines with each vintage. These are wines of precision, crystal clear typicity, and elegance, that will age classically while enabling tremendous enjoyment throughout their lives.