I have started to explore some of the lesser known appellations north of Gevrey and furthermore South of Chassagne-Montrachet, as they do offer some lovely and often more affordable wines.
In Maranges I have visited Domaine Chevrot, in Marsannay Domaine Sylvain Pataille, and in Santenay both Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent and Domaine David Moreau.
They are all top producers in these appellations and all making some very enjoyable wines – that are worth exploring even for collectors of top Burgundies.
I must say that I have had some delightful tastings at these estates, confirming that it’s actually safe to drink wines from outside Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny appellations.
This article covers one of the estates visited – Domaine David Moreau in Santenay – a young and very talented vigneron who makes both red and whites in the Santenay area.
Several friends in Burgundy have recommended the wines of David Moreau – and I can certainly understand this after visiting the estate in October 2017.
Domaine David Moreau – perfectionistic
David Moreau took over the family estate in 2009 – from his grandparents – after taking his education from the Institute Jules Guyot of the University of Burgundy – where he has Oenology diploma. David also completed internships at amongst others Domaine de la Romanée Conti and Domaine Hubert Lamy, and Domaine Beaucastel in Rhone.
As the educational experiences indicates that David is a very competent vigneron with a very solid background – and it is pretty clear that he is very serious about the estate and the wines he make – one sense a perfectionistic approach to viticulture and vinification.
The wines are very pure and detailed with a lovely fruit – and have a very clear expression of the terroir. They offer fine energy and while they have a quite puristic style, they do feel vibrant and elegant offering lovely hedonistic enjoyment.
I do enjoy this style as the the purity and definition of the details is at a high level. Even more importantly the tannins are very fine, elegant and delicate – a quite unique quality in these wines. These filigree and fine tannins give a refinement and finesse to these wines – even from terroirs that have a slight rustic edge.
Well enough talk – to the wines!
The 2016s from Domaine David Moreau
I tasted some 2014s, 2015s and 2016s from Domaine David Moreau to get a comprehensive impression of the estate. I will first and foremost focus on the 2016s in this article as I’m currently covering this vintage.
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Tasting Notes for this producer
- Second round of visits October 2017 The October trip is a shorter stop before the main round of tastings in start November 2017. Here are more new estates + also some well known adresses I have visited with great pleasure during the last few years. Domaine Arnaud Tessier First out here is Domaine Arnaud Tessier in Meursault – one of my favorite producers in ...
- WineHog rating system – more than points My aim with the Winehog is unchanged, but I have for some time wanted a stronger focus on the hedonistic pleasure and simple enjoyment of drinking Burgundies. I have therefore adjusted my mission statement: “My mission is to help readers find more joy and hedonistic pleasure in Burgundy wines; to help them understand the terroirs and ...