2018 Moreau-Naudet Chablis
Moreau's Petit Chablis comes from a single 2.5-hectare site in Beine, just outside Chablis on the way to Auxerre. It has a south-west orientation and lies on Kimmeridgian soils (as opposed to the higher Portlandian soils on which much Petit is grown). Half of the plot is home to 25- to 30-year-old vines, while the other half is somewhat older at 45-50 years old.
Naturally fermented, this is vinified in large vats of 32-100 hectolitres. It's a fleshy, ripe wine with lovely texture and pulpy, peachy fruit. The finish has a touch of creamy lees and a lovely tang. A Cote d'Or kind of Chablis!
Where: Chablis, Burgundy
How: Natural Chablis. A rarity, great to drink now or in a decade if you can resist. But when you do have it with gougeres