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Chablis: A Name to Know

Nick Jackson, MW Consultant | January 21, 2021

Cool and Precise

It’s always exciting to taste wines from a classic region but a producer unfamiliar to you. That was my happy experience a couple of years ago with the excellent wines of Moreau-Naudet, in Chablis. 

The winemaking is quite traditional, with no new oak used for the premiers and grands crus. In fact, stainless steel predominates and can be discerned in the cool, precise register of the wines. And while it’s always there, fruit is not the focus here. I love the wines for their undertow of serious Chablis minerality; these are resolutely dry, savoury - even earthy - expressions of Chablis. 

There are no bad options below, but the Forets and Montee de Tonnerre are particularly good value choices.