Vendangeur Masqué Chablis
100% Chardonnay. Vendangeur Masqué or “masked harvester” is the label for de Moor wines from sourced fruit; the wines are made in the de Moor cellar in Courgis in the same manner as their estate wines. The Vendangeur Masqué Chablis comes from 2 clay-limestone parcels totaling 1.1 hectares of Chardonnay (inlcuding a bit of the very aromatic Musqué sub-variety). One is a rented parcel and was planted in 1980, faces west and is in conversion to organics; the other, previously rented but now owned by the de Moors, was planted in 2005, faces south and is fully organic. The fruit is harvested by hand, destemmed, gently pressed and fermented spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in tank. The wine goes through malo and is aged on its lees without bâtonnage or racking in a mix of enameled-lined steel tanks and used barrels for close to a year. Bottling is without fining or filtering and is the only point at which a touch of sulfur is added to the wine.