Chardonnay Chablis France
The various négociant blocks of Fourchaume are fortuitously positioned along the sloping right banks of River Serein. Vines enjoy excellent exposure, planted southeast to southwest, encouraged by the richly mineralled and fossil shelled soils, to yield the most charming wines, characterized by the refined ebullience of Chablis. A highly aromatic bouquet, dominated by fruityness and floral, precedes an elegant palate of controlled power and racy fruit opulence.
Grapes are all hand picked into small thirteen kilograms cases and passed over the scrutiny of a sorting table. Parcels are treated to a brief two hours pneumatic press for gentle separation of juices and solid. A very light static settling is followed by gravity transfer of free runs and fine lees, into a mix of seasoned oak barrels and small static fermenters for vinification and a course of malolactic. Upon completion, batches are matured ten to fifteen months on partial lees before assemblage.