Domaine Faiveley: Great Burgundy wines in Nuits-Saint-Georges since 1825

Chablis

1er Cru "Fourchaume"

Chablis’ vineyards stretch out across 19 villages along the Serein valley.
Chablis, the ‘Golden Gateway to Burgundy’ devotes itself to producing a crystalline, perfumed, lively and sophisticated wine, whose name has become almost synonymous with ‘fine dry white wine’ outside France.

Characteristics

Total Surface Area of Premier Crus: 155 ha
Soil: Limestone
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Yield: 58 hl /ha

The producers we have selected provide us with high-quality musts, which we vinify in our cellars in Nuits-Saint-Georges.   They benefit from the same technical means and the same attention as our Côte d’Or wines.
The wine is then matured on its fine lees for 10 to 12 months, enabling it to acquire a certain suppleness and to make the aromas more complex.

Our Tasting Notes:

A brilliant pale yellow colour. The elegant nose has fruity scents.  The attack is frank and bold. This balanced wine has the same array of mineral and citrus fruit aromas on the palate as on the nose.  The finish has good length.
This Chablis, full of flavour, is a great pleasure to taste.

Suggestions

Serve at: 10°C to 12 °C
Serve with: Fish Terrine, Cheeses (Epoisses or Chaource)
Cellaring Potential: 4 to 6 years

The 2008 vintage gives us a very nice, white gold coloured Chablis "Fourchaume". The already open nose gives off fresh, floral aromas with light touches of acacia honey. After the bold attack, this wine is full and supple on the palate. The acidity present counterbalances the exuberant aromas. This is a fresh wine, typical of the Chablis appellation.

Tasting Date : May 2010

This Chablis "Fourchaume" is a beautiful light yellow with pale golden glints. The very elegant nose is a blend of mineral, flinty scents and candied lemon and  grapefruit. This is very typical Chablis on the palate, where we find the aromas from the nose and there is a acidic fruity finish.

Tasting Date : January 2009

Press Notes

Allen Meadows: 89/100
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: 91/100

 
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