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 almost fifteen 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 one shipment a year so there is a "de Moor season" where you are able to buy their wines.  But the season is short!

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

Domaine de Moor Chablis 'Coteau de Rosettes'  2012

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

RRP: SOLD OUT

Domaine de Moor Chablis 'Bel-Air et Clardys'  2012

This is a flinty, minerally, highly-textured Chardonnay from two of their vineyards (Bel-Air and Clardys) which lie in the famous Chablis appellation. The wine benefits from the limestone in which the vines thrive. The Bel-Air and Clardys sits alongside the Rosettes as one of the de Moor's top wines.

Biodynamic and natural

RRP: SOLD OUT

Domaine de Moor Chablis 'l'Humeur du Temps'  2012

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

RRP: SOLD OUT

Domaine de Moor Saint-Bris 2011

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.

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.

Biodynamic and natural

RRP: SOLD OUT

Domaine de Moor Bourgogne Chitry 2012

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 2012 was a particular good vintage in Chitry even though the yields were low.

Biodynamic and natural

RRP: SOLD OUT

Alice and Olivier de Moor Vin de France À Ligoter 2012

We are particularly pleased to have been offered some of their delicious, entry-level 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.

Biodynamic and natural

RRP: SOLD OUT

Alice and Olivier de Moor Bourgogne Aligoté 2012

We are particularly pleased to have been offered some of their delicious Domaine de Moor Bourgogne Aligoté 2012. The 2012 was a strange year. In April and May the weather was terrible. It rained all the time 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

RRP: SOLD OUT

Tecnical Specification

Domaine de Moor Bourgogne Aligoté "Plantation 1902" 2012

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

RRP: SOLD OUT

Tecnical Specification

Le Vendangeur Masqué AOC Chablis 2012

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

RRP: SOLD OUT

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.

Biodynamic and natural

RRP: SOLD OUT