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Region
Burgundy
Grape
Chardonnay
Farming
Organic
Notes
Unfined/Unfiltered

Bourgogne Chitry

De Moor

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The De Moors have worked their vines organically since 2005, a rarity in their area. In 2002, they stopped using large harvest bins and replaced them with small boxes where the grapes are not crushed by their own weight. In 2007, they built a large and high-ceilinged winery, allowing them to do all their cellar work by gravity. In 2008, they purchased a second-hand pneumatic press to treat the grapes in the gentlest way possible. There is no SO2 used at harvest or during the vinification. Aging is done in burgundian barrels of different ages for the Chablis and the Bourgogne Chitry. The young vines Aligoté is aged in cement and stainless steel tanks, the VV Aligoté in barrels. The Sauvignon Blanc, which often takes over a year to ferment, is aged in tanks.

Vinification Notes: 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.

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