Style: Dry, Light Bodied
Vendor: Michael Corso Wines
Practice: Biodynamic, Organic
Moreux Sancerre “Les Bouffants” ’18
The grapes for Moreux’s “Les Bouuffant” are pressed and the juice allowed to settle prior to fermentation, which then takes place in stainless steel vats. The wine remains here for 6-8 months, then is lightly filtered and bottled. Moreux’s “Les Bouffants” comes from a parcel of limestone soil covered with rocks, or “caillottes.” This extremely steep, stony vineyard yields an aromatic wine of great minerality. It is located beside Les Monts Damnés, the “Grand Cru” site of Chavignol.
The 2018 vintage is light and bright, not overwhelming with acidity, but balanced by it. Beautiful tropical notes on the nose transition nicely on the palate. This wine is perfect for summer dishes and salads.
About the Winery
The estate of Domaine Roger & Christophe Moreux represents the best in artisanal wine making. The winery was established in Chavignol in 1895, and the work of the vineyards has been handed down from father to son for generations. Today the domaine is under the attentive care of Christophe Moreux as his father, Roger, has recently entered retirement. Located just a few short minutes from the town of Sancerre, Chavignol is considered one of the great sites of the appellation, and in possession of some of Sancerre’s greatest terroirs. Moreux owns vines in the two top vineyards of Chavignol: Les Monts Damnés and Les Bouffants. Both vineyards produce some of Sancerre’s top wines, Moreux’s perennially among them. The estate also produces a small amount of red and rosé wine, from Pinot Noir.