Domaine Maurice Lecestre Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume
$69.00

Domaine Maurice Lecestre Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume

Classic Premier Cru Chablis' grown on the Kimmerigien soils,

Deep brooding nose, nettles and yellow fruit. Mouth filling, and fresh but without searing acidity, fully textured with nougat and stonefruit flavours and a long finish. 

Fourchaume is one of the best known - and largest - Premier Cru vineyards in Chablis. The vineyard is located just to the north of Chablis town on the eastern banks of the Serein river. Here, a favorable south-to-southwesterly aspect and high-quality limestone soils beget a distinctive Chardonnay based wine, distinguished from other Chablis Premier Crus by its rounded lemony flavors that nevertheless retain a fresh minerality.

The Lecestre family founded their domaine in Chablis in 1956 and has been managing it for four generations. Working on Chablis' Kimmeridgian soil, they only produce white wines from this appellation (Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume) and manage their vineyards sustainably. This domaine always strives to draw out the great richness of the Chablis terroir, using only stainless-steel vats and intervening as little as possible in the vinification process. It is therefore able to produce rich and elegant white wines with a delicate mineral style that is absolutely unique.

 The region of Chablis sits halfway between the Champagne region and the ‘Cote d’Or’ of Burgundy.  Soils in Chablis are Kimmeridgien Marl – a type of calcareous limestone full of ancient oystershell fossil that brings a freshness, flintiness and unique mineral flavours to the wine unlike the rest of Burgundy.

Region
  • France
  • France - Burgundy
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Chardonnay

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