The Valmur vineyard covers around 12-hectares in total, forming a small valley in the heart of the Grand Cru slope. It’s quite literally wedged between Vaudésir and Grenouilles on its left and Les Clos on its right. With an extreme mesoclimate, Valmur gets very cold in winter and hotter than the regional average in summer. It’s a site that lends itself to authoritative and intense wines of serious depth and power. The Domaine farms a 0.6-hectare parcel that was planted in 1978. Situated next door to the vines of Raveneau, Moreau’s plot is a cooler, shaded site that takes time to warm up. This fact, combined with the steepness of the slope, leads to the wine’s strong mineral, saline imprint, which shines through the depth and texture.
The 2018 was matured in used barrels of various sizes. This again could easily be mistaken for a wine from top Côte d’Or producer. It’s actually very Puligny in style with lovely, delicate florals (vine flowers and jasmine), mixed citrus and subtle stone fruits. The finish is super-fine with the class you expect of Grand Cru. Superb.
“The 2018 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru is melds together fruit depth, finesse and energy to a degree that is quite rare in this vintage. Although it is just a baby, the 2018 has so much potential. I can’t wait to taste it from bottle.” 92-95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous