Chablis L`Humeur du Temps


100% Chardonnay. The name tells the story: “the mood of the moment” indicates that it’s the De Moors’ way to capture the nature of the vintage as a whole. It doesn’t come from a single site but rather from 3-4 parcels in and around Courgis that they planted in the mid-1990’s. 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 and old wood. No sulfur is used at harvest or during vinification. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in December 2019.

92 points
"The 2018 Chablis "L’Humeur du Temps," which comes from four parcels that surround the home village of Courgis, is matured in foudres, vat and barrels. It has a pretty wax resin, white chocolate and grilled almond nose that gains intensity with aeration. The well-balanced palate features orange peel and mandarin on the entry, modest depth, a fine bead of acidity and a linear, focused, marmalade-tinged finish that delivers the acidity to urge another sip. Superb."
Neal Martin,
Vinous Media
, September 2020

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