Louis Moreau was born from the passion of a family settled in Chablis since 1814. As early as the late 19th century, the love of this family for great wines led to the purchase of plots in Grands Crus and Premiers Crus. Today, as a proprietor of parcels in five of the Grands Crus, including a monopole, the domaine works many plots within the appellations of Petit Chablis, Chablis and Premiers Crus, in full harmony with the environment. The most prestigious of its wines is the monopole Chablis Grand Cru Clos des Hospices dans Les Clos, acquired by the Moreau family in 1904.
Located on the northern part of Bourgogne, 180 km away from Paris, going south east, Chablis vineyards cover 5600 hectares over 18 villages. Composed 100% of Chardonnay grape variety, Chablis terroir takes its unique typicity from a soil called ”Kimméridgien” made of layers of clay and limestone 240 million year-old and keeping in its layers ammonites and fossilized oysters (exogyra virgula) that give to Chablis terroir its unique character and to its wines minerality and purity.
In the heart of this exceptional terroir vineyards, Domaine Louis Moreau parcels are spread over the 4 levels of the appellation, therefore offering a full range of Chablis wines that combine minerality, finesse, elegance and purity.
2020 Premier Cru Les Fourneaux
This subtle and fine wine has a very aromatic bouquet. Really open, airy and attractive. Hints of white flowers, such as acacia and rose petals, along with a discreet vanilla aroma. A generous but fresh wine with a hint of acidity that allows it to retain its minerality. Complex and mouth-watering, finishing with a more evident salinity.
2020 Premier Cru Vau Ligneau
“Though on the austere side, this white is balanced, with fine acidity and a vein of mineral from beginning to end. Features flavors of white peach, apple and lemon, with the mineral accent persisting.”
Wine Spectator – Buying Guide Dec. 2022
“There’s a riper lemon-style citrus – but not golden – almost a hint of pineapple and grapefruit agrume. The same mix of fruit on the palate too. Freshly mineral, properly fresh and ‘Chablis’ but different fruit. Wide with a little burst of flavour too. That’s a delicious and properly concentrated but fresh wine, finishing with a little phenolic texture, a tannin…”
Bill Nanson Burgundy Report
2020 Premier Cru Vaillons
Generous, fleshy and lively. The soil composed of clay and calcareous marls ensures its minerality & vivacity. This is offset by a concentration of aromas that stem from the old vines which give to the wine its roundness & richness.
“Less impact than vintage 2019, more floral and more airy in style. More direct, very mineral but with such ease over the palate – elegant almost. A wine of real finesse – holding in a haunting manner.
Bill Nanson – Burgundy Report
“A supple, fruity version, featuring peach, appel and lemon flavors, with an underpinning of flint and steel. All of the aspects come together nicely on the lingering, mouthwatering finish.”
Wine Spectator – Buying Guide Dec. 2022
2018 Grand Cru ‘Les Clos’
Grand Cru Les Clos is the most renowned of the 7 Grands Crus in Chablis. It produces dry but generous & powerful wines. It develops a very mineral bouquet, displaying an elegant fineness and impressive length in the mouth.
95 Points – BEST CHABLIS – Wine & Spirits Magazine 2021
“Creamy richness of apple, with plenty of extract and a stony rather than steely undertow. Good length.”
2018 Grand Cru ‘Clos des Hospices’
Clos des Hospices dans les Clos is a family monopole, property of the Moreau family since 1904. In the past, this single parcel was enclosed within walls of dry stones and belonged to the monks of Chablis Hospices, hence its name of ‘Clos des Hospices’.
Grand Cru Clos des Hospices produces exceptional wines, displaying great generosity. Its nose is full and expressive, with a nice minerality confirmed by an elegant length in the finish.
17++/20 – Jancis Robinson