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.
By June Lee
Published on Monday, 04 Sep 2017

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.

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.