Chablis achieves its highly distinctive mineral character due to its cool northerly climate and its highly calcareous soil. The Domaine Louis Moreau Chablis Vaillons Premier Cru is a generous, fleshy and lively wine that displays a beautiful balance of minerality, fruitiness and elegance.
Chablis, with its steely character and fresh citrus flavor, pairs well with white fish and shellfish and its naturally high acidity can counterbalance cream-based sauces. Unoaked Chablis lends itself well to vegetables, starches, Comté, or fresh goat cheese.
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Moreau's 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons is broader and more overtly sun-kissed, wafting from the glass with aromas of delicately honeyed citrus fruit, orange blossom and pastry cream. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and expansive, with lively acids and a long finish. Open and enveloping, it's a charming expression of Vaillons.
92 points Wine & Spirits
This domaine includes 8.8 acres in Vaillons, where the oldest vines date to 1945. Vinified in stainless steel without added yeasts, this wine developed an ornate complexity as it aged on the fine lees. That complexity has not yet fully emerged, living within a fresh, floral white with savory green-almond notes and salty minerality. It’s classical and understated, even as the concentrated depth of fruit is apparent. Destined for the cellar.