Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 750ml - Liquor Mart

Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 750ml

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Full straw-yellow colour with light golden hues with some depth. The bouquet is soft, full and broad with open aromas of mineral-infused yellow stonefruitd, florals and nutty, oxidative elements alongside minerals. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has good presence and moderately mouthfilling weight from yellow stonefruit and nutty flavours that open out with breadth. Soft and rounded, the mouthfeel tends to dryness and shows a little textural thread. The wine carries through to show a racy, slippery finish from the acidity. This is an up-front, broader Chablis 1er cru with stonefruit and nutty flavours and a racy, dry finish. Serve with seafood and white meats over the next 3+ years

GRAPE VARIETY : Chardonnay

Site: One of the most famous Premier Cru Chablis, Fourchaume is the exact extension to the north of the
Grand Crus.
History & tradition: in the sixties, when the Chablis vineyards were all but abandoned, Robert Drouhin recognized the potential of this region which had been ravaged by the phylloxera disease a century before. He was one of the first Burgundy propria©taires who set about revitalizing the area. Soil: the Kimmeridgian limestone contains millions of tiny marine fossils embedded in a kind of whitish mortar which may have been once the bottom of the sea...hundreds of million years ago. This marine origin gives the wines of Chablis their unique flavour.

Plantation density: 6 250 stocks/ha.
Pruning: double Guyot "Valla©e de la Marne" (for its resistance to frost).
Yield: we aim for a lower yield in order to extract all possible nuances from the terroir.

Supply: grapes and musts purchased from supply partners. Very slow pressing so as to respect fruit.

Type: stainless steel tank
Length: 7-8 months
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.

"A dry and brisk wine, typical of Chablis. Brilliant yellow-green colour. The aromas are reminiscent of lemon, citrus, asparagus...On the palate, the first sip offers is clear-cut and fresh impression, with a nice texture. Long on the aftertaste, with fruity as well as mineral flavours; becomes slightly honeyed when the wine is more evolved".

The Chablis wines display a beautiful pale golden colour. The nose is fresh, vivid and mineral with hints of lime, mint and acacia. Elegant wines, typical of their terroirs.

Temperature: 13°C (53°F).
Cellaring: 3 to 8 years.

  • Description: Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 750ml
  • Code: DV1FPREM11
  • Region: Chablis
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Bottle Size: 750ml
  • Bottle closure: Cork