Vendangeur Masqué Chablis
100% Chardonnay. Vendangeur Masqué or “masked harvester” is the label for De Moor wines from sourced fruit. Alice and Olivier make the wines in identical manner to their estate wines in their home cellar in Courgis; the amount of fruit they purchase is usually in inverse proportion to the quality and yield of the vintage (so in the plentiful 2018, they bought relatively little). They make this Chablis from 1.1 hectares across two parcels, one of 15-year-old vines farmed organically (and now owned by the De Moors, starting in the 2019 vintage) and the other in conversion to organics. The fruit is harvested by hand, 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 mix of steel tank and old barrique. No sulfur is used at harvest or during vinification. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in September 2019.