"Already one of the best addresses in Santenay!"
- Bill Nanson, Burgundy Report
David Moreau is a very thoughtful, intelligent, careful, incredibly hard-working and excitable vigneron. His apprenticeship credentials, at DRC, Beaucastel, and H. Lamy would make most blush - yet he remains humble, focused on his old vines and cellar. He says that he doesn’t have a fancy car or house, but he has the well sited old vines, plus the best barrels and equipment that money can buy. He uses only sustainable viticulture practices and only perfectly ripe and healthy pinot berries. He uses very little manipulation, soft but effective foot plunging and pump-overs; a little new oak, obsessive topping to keep the wines fresh and clean, little racking to keep the wines on their lees as long as possible, and a very, very careful approach. He is not scared of good structure but wants to emphasise pure fruit and as much perfume as possible. His wines taste like they should come from much more famous sites! The wines of Santenay should be more famous in Australia, and like those of St. Aubin and Savigny-les-Beaune, some great Burgundian bargain buys still exist.
"Moreau’s wines come highly recommended. I was smitten by the purity of fruit, finesse of tannins and their charm. Whilst they might not necessarily be wines of enormous longevity, I am not sure how much that matters when they have so much to offer in their youth (though that said, if I had a case I’d keep six bottles back to see how their age.) If you have read this producer introduction up to this final sentence, then the next thing you should do is pick up the telephone or click a mouse and buy these wines." Neal Martin, Vinous
THESE WINES ARE ORDERED ON A PRE-ARRIVAL BASIS AND ARE EXPECTED MAY 2024