Chablis L`Humeur du Temps
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.
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.