Chablis "L`Humeur du Temps"


100% Chardonnay. The name tells the story: “the mood of the times (or weather)” indicates that it’s the de Moors’ way to capture the nature of the vintage as a whole. It comes from 3-4 estate parcels in and around Courgis that thede Moors planted beginning in 1995. The farming is certified-organic and the harvest by hand. The fruit is destemmed, gently pressed and fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts; the parcels are vinified separately. The wine goes through malo and is aged on its lees without bâtonnage or racking in a combination of used Burgundy barrels and 2500-liter foudres as well as enamel-lined steel tanks for almost a year. Bottling is without fining or filtering and is the only point at which a touch of sulfur is added to the wine.


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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