Bourgogne Chitry


100% Chardonnay.  The De Moors have 1.2 hectares of Chardonnay in two contiguous 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). Like their nearby Aligoté, they planted the Chard from 1995-1998 on the soils of 25-30 centimeters of clay over hard limestone rock. Alice and Olivier farm organically and harvest by hand. The fruit is gently pressed and fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine goes through malo and is aged on its lees without bâtonnage 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.

92 points
"The 2018 Bourgogne Chitry, which has 14° natural alcohol, is matured in tank and in foudres. Gorgeous honeysuckle and fresh white strawberry scents furnish the well-defined nose, while the vibrant, lively palate offers Conference pear, ginger and touches of sage. Very persistent on the aftertaste. A delightful, quite complex Bourgogne Chitr"
Neal Martin,
Vinous Media
, September 2020

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