Domaine Alice and Olivier de Moor

Alice and Olivier are well known for their pure, natural wines that they craft from small plots in Chablis, Chitry and the little known Saint Bris appellation. Their wines are highly sought-after in Paris and New York so we were delighted when they agreed to release some of their dwindling supplies for Australia.

They have been tending their organic vines near their village of Courgis for over twenty years now. Courgis lies north west of Dijon so it is quite a cold area leading to low yields from the vines. Both Alice and Olivier share the winemaking as they work together to craft these stunning wines.

All the grapes are picked by hand and only natural yeasts are used to ferment the wines which are matured in oak barrels that are typically one to four years old to ensure that the oak flavours do not dominate the fruit.

These wines sell out very quickly. We only get a limited allocation so there is a "de Moor season" where you are able to buy their wines.  But the season is short!

And just a note about Le Vendangeur Masqué on some of the labels. Over the past three or four years Alice and Olivier have been hit by frosts and hail on a number of occasions which has severely affected their harvests. They have therefore been forced to buy grapes from friends in the south so they have enough wine to survive. The grapes they buy always come from friends who grow the grapes organically and biodynamically and they apply their well-known winemaking skills to these grapes. However, in France if you buy grapes from other producers you must do it through a different company- hence the different name!

And by the way! The lovely art work on the labels is drawn by Olivier himself. Very talented!

Domaine de Moor Chablis 'Coteau de Rosette'  2014

This is a flinty, minerally Chardonnay from their steep Rosettes vineyard which lies in the famous Chablis appellation. The Rosettes is one of their top wines and is highly sought after.

Biodynamic and natural


Domaine de Moor Chablis Clardys  2015

This is a flinty, minerally, highly-textured Chardonnay from their vineyard called Clardys which lies in the famous Chablis appellation. The wine benefits from the limestone in which the vines thrive. The Clardys sits alongside the Rosettes as one of the de Moor's top wines.

Biodynamic and natural


Domaine de Moor Chablis 'l'Humeur du Temps'  2014

Like the Bel-Air et Clardys, this is a flinty, minerally, highly-textured Chardonnay from another of their vineyards which lie in the famous Chablis appellation. The vineyard is about 1 hectare.

The wine benefits from the limestone in which the vines thrive. This wine has all the characteristics that you expect of a good Chablis - it is flinty, elegant and very persistent. It also exhibits a lovely mouth feel and texture. We like this wine a lot.

Biodynamic and natural


Le Vendangeur Masqué Melting Potes 2016

This is a white wine made from the grapes of friends of Alice and Olivier who helped out when the Chitry area was damaged by inclement weather yet again. Emile Heredia from the Languedoc provided both Grenache Blanc and Clairette and Gerald Oustric from the Ardeche added Viognier.

It was then up to Alice and Olivier to work their winemaking magic on these grapes to produce this wonderful wine. It has length, it has a lovely streak of aciditiy and it demonstrates complexity.  Each of the grape varieties adds to the harmony of this wine.

On the back label of this wine they pay tribute to their friends:

Frost then hail a month later nearly wiped out our 2016 crop. Winegrowers in the south gave us a hand spontaneously and allowed us to make wine despite everything. What connects us is friendship and a similar vision of work.

The front label you can see above shows this via the joining of hands.

Biodynamic and natural


Domaine de Moor Sans-Bruit 2015

Saint-Bris is a relatively small and relatively unknown recent appellation (created in 2001) in the Burgundy area covering the communes of Chitry, Irancy, Quenne, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux and Vincelottes.

It is notable because the vast majority of white wines in Burgundy are made from Chardonnay with some being made from Aligoté, however this appellation permits only the use of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris, both of which are in this wine.

The de Moors have a vineyard within the Saint Bris boundaries and make this richly-textured Sauvignon Blanc that is highly regarded by aficionados of this grape variety. It is a very rare wine and highly sought after. We only have a very small allocation.

This vintage, however, the de Moor's have not been able to use the appellation this year because the appellation rules require that the wine has 4 grams or less of residual sugar and this year it came out at 5 grams, therefore they gave it a name where they remain "silent" about the origin!

Biodynamic and natural


Domaine de Moor Bourgogne Chitry 2015

Chitry is a white wine appellation that lies adjacent to the Chablis appellation and shares with it the wonderful limestone terroir.

Those in the know snap up this wine as it has all the characteristics of a Chablis but at a lower price. It is a pure Chardonnay and is classified as a Burgundy Village wine (the village being Chitry). The 2015 was a particular good vintage in Chitry even though the the high temperatures and lack of rain experienced throughout France in that year reflected the Chitry experience.

Biodynamic and natural


Alice and Olivier de Moor Vin de France À Ligoter 2013

We are particularly pleased to have been offered some of their delicious, entry-level À Ligoter. Aligoté is the second white grape of Burgundy and wine made from this grape is popular locally but not seen much outside of France.  This wine comes from a small plot of 20 year old vines not too far from their winery. The grapes are pressed and then placed in stainless steel tanks where they undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The time in tank before bottling is only 7 months so it is a fresh, young, lively spring wine! The wine is bottled in heavy bottles and capped with a crown seal because the wine is totally unfiltered and slightly perlant.

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Alice and Olivier de Moor Bourgogne Aligoté 2014

The 2014 was a quite a good year year. The weather was fickle. It rained a lot and there were frequent hailstorms. However, luckily, September was quite warm and the grapes that did manage to survive ripened very nicely and the wines are of a very good quality.

Aligoté is the second white grape of Burgundy and wine made from this grape is popular locally but not seen much outside of France. In the right hands it can be a wonderful wine � and this one certainly is. We've long been fans of this grape and this wine has been receiving accolades on both sides of the Atlantic.

Biodynamic and natural


Tecnical Specification

Domaine de Moor Bourgogne Aligoté "Plantation 1902" 2015

The de Moor Aligoté is a beautiful drink and the Plantation 1902 is a stunning drink! This wine is made from very old vines - vines that are unusual because they pre-date the ravages of phylloxera. The vineyard is near the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux and covers just half a hectare. The records show that the vineyard was planted in 1902 - hence the name. This is a rare wine showing great elegance and length. The Australian allocation is very small so you will need to get in early for this one.

Biodynamic and natural


Tecnical Specification

Le Vendangeur Masque Vin de France Esquisse 2015

The vineyards that the de Moors maintain in the area around Courgis in Chablis total about 7 hectares. This might be sufficient for them if the weather was equable. But it often isn't this far north and the vineyards are periodically hit by frost and hail. For this reason they approached long-time organic and natural wine producer Gérald Oustric from Domaine du Mazel in the Ardèche with an offer to purchase some of his grapes. This year they bought Chardonnay and have made this beautiful wine from those grapes. And that is why it is not labelled as a de Moor wine but rather under their négoce label (this is the term used in France where a winemaker makes wine using purchased grapes). The name of the négoce is Le Vendangeur Masqué. This is an elegant Chardonnay with great structure and a beautiful finish typical of the wines made by Olivier and Alice.


Le Vendangeur Masqué AOC Chablis 2014

This wine does not come from fruit picked from the de Moor's vineyards but from a friend who has vineyards near the town of Courgis in the Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru appellations. These vineyards are tended organically and are currently in conversion to achieve organic certification.

The wine has been made by Olivier de Moor, however, to his exacting standard.

This is a fine Chablis with lots of fruit showing. It is well-rounded, fresh tasting and has a streak of acidity and a long finish. A lovely wine to enjoy with a meal.

It is a great example of a pure, elegant Chablis at a very reasonable price.

Biodynamic and natural


Le Vendangeur Masqué Vin de France Caravan 2014

The Caravan cuvée is made from 100% Viognier grapes that they buy from long-term Ardeche organic vigneron Domaine du Mazel run by Gérald Oustric. The vineyard is close to the town of Valvingnères and lies at an altitude of 200 metres.

The soil is clay with limestone rocks scattered over it. The vines are 28 years old.

The grapes were hand-harvested and crushed on September 14th, 2013. The next day, the juice was transported to the de Moor's winery in Courgis where it was transferred to stainless steel tanks to allow the fermentation to commence. Once alcoholic and malolactic fermentation was completed the wine was transferred by gravity into 500 litre old wooden barrels where it matured for 11 months. It was bottled on the 25th January 2015 and a little sulphur was added at this time. The wine was neither filtered or fined.

Only 2000 bottles were produced.


Alice and Olivier de Moor Vin de France "D'autres vallées" 2011

This is a wine made from late picked Aligoté grapes (picked in October) from a small parcels (Kimmeridgean limestone) of vines in the Chitry district that shows that Alice and Olivier can do things differently but still turn out fantastic wines. The winemaking is similar to the other wines made from this grape. The wine is very clear even though it has not been filtered or fined. There are 9 grams of residual sugar but this is tempered by the piercing acidity typical of the area around Courgis and Chitry. This wine could be drunk as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to seafood, cheese or even a savoury dessert./p>

Biodynamic and natural





Tasmanian Licence No: 58292


Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 it is an offence:

for alcohol to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years.

Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units ($3,080 as at, July 2015)

for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor.

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