Alice & Olivier De Moor
Alice and Olivier De Moor craft seductive, addictive wines from 7.5 ha across Chablis, Saint-Bris and Chitry. It all began in 1989 when Olivier decided to plant some vines on land owned by his family. He started in Chablis with vineyards Bel Air, Clardy and Rosette. At the same time Olivier and Alice, who both studied oenology at Dijon Enological School, were working at a large Chablis estate. In the Autumn of 1994 after they had vinified the first vintage, they began renting some vines in Saint Bris. By 1995 the couple had finally set up their own winery which had tall ceilings, allowing them to achieve their goal of vinifying by gravity. The next year they planted a large plot of Chardonnay and Aligoté in Chitry. In 2005 they started to eliminate the use of chemicals from the vineyard and they haven't looked back since. The wines are, without a doubt, a true expression of terroir. They sell out almost as soon as they land in Copenhagen.
A fairly new project, 'Le Vendangeur Masqué', allows the De Moors to vinify and bottle grapes from outside the Chablis appellation, as the past decade has delivered some rather unfortunate weather conditions, leaving Alice and Olivier with minuscule amounts of fruit at home. Some cuvées from Vendangeur Masqué may be made with grapes from the greater Burgundy area, others may be from even further away, but they always carry the no-compromise, pure style of De Moor.