Vine Expectations: Burgundy’s Gold

Sixth-generation Chablis winemaker Louis Moreau clues us in on why the world is drinking more of its steely Chardonnay than ever.

Brace yourself for a major Chablis shortfall – the 2016 and 2017 harvests have been plagued by more challenges than winemaker Louis Moreau can remember in the past 40-plus years.

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The head of Domaine Louis Moreau was in Singapore with wife Anne for a quick stop in May, a month after vineyards across France – Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Chablis – were hit by a severe cold snap that saw the devastation of budding vines, in some cases up to 100 percent of the crop.

 

Excerpt from the August 2017 issue of epicure.