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J. Moreau & Fils celebrates 200th anniversary 24/09/2015

J. Moreau & Fils celebrates 200th anniversary

In 1814 Jean-Joseph Moreau, a young cooper, marries a local winemaker’s daughter and inherits the oldest wine House of Chablis. Driven by passion for the vine and traditional values, he runs the business incredibly well and becomes very quickly one of the most important producers of wine in Chablis. He was a pioneer in the region and his success kept on rising. To mark this anniversary all Chablis 2014 vintage will bear the special ‘edition anniversaire’ label.

Over the years, J. Moreau & Fils established on the international market and has become a prestigious house, successful worldwide. Since 1814, J. Moreau & Fils has been rising to the challenge of the Chablis terroir to bring out the very best of its single grape varietal, Chardonnay, in pursuit of its signature white wines that are complex, elegant, and precisely balanced.  The style of Moreau’s wines can be described as pure and authentic characterised by an original blend: subtle minerality and intense fruitiness, structure and aromatic complexity, and a constant hint of smoke, proof of a preserved terroir.

The Chablis appellation covers 5,000 hectares spread over 19 communes, and has four levels of appellation: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, Chablis Grand Cru. 79 lieux-dits (plots recognized for their own topographic or historical specificities) are classed as producing premier crus. The winegrowers of Chablis have grouped these lieux-dits into 17 climats (precisely delineated plots of land that enjoy specific geological and climatic conditions) which are now used to classify the wines. Chablis’ premier cru vineyards are found either side of the River Serein in the communes of Chablis, Fontenay, Maligny, Chichée, La Chapelle-Vaupelteigne, Courgis, Fleys and Beines. Since 1938, 111 hectares spread in a crescent shape on the right bank of the River Serein and facing south/south-west for optimal sunshine, have been classified as Chablis grand cru. Seven climats carry the worldwide reputation of the great white wines of Chablis: Les Clos, Vaudésir, Valmur, Blanchot, Les Preuses, Grenouilles and Bougros. 

J. Moreau & Fils wines are imported, marketed and distributed by Farsons Beverage Imports Company (FBIC) Limited, a member of the Farsons Group.