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Domaine Bernard Defaix Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2019

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CHABLIS 1er CRU Fourchaume

Chardonnay 100%

Spread over 115 ha, the Fourchaume is the biggest first cru of Chablis. Situated on the left of the Grands Crus, he has an excellent exposure South/South-East and is generally ripe among the firsts.
The wine is vinified on oak barrels of 1 to 5 wines with regular "batonnage". Doing so, we move the lees and enrich the wine without letting the woody aromas get the upper hand. After 12 months ageing, the wine is bottled with a light filtration. At the same time supple, powerful and very delicate, this wine shows aromas of fruit and a great minerality on finish in the mouth. To serve at 13°C with roasted langoustines for example.


(Decanter 93) Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2019: Rich, full-bodied, fleshy, smoky, toasty and very complex, this is a fine Fourchaume from Bernard Defaix. Despite the abundance of flavour on the palate the acidity keeps everything in check. Fresh and with excellent concentration, this is a Fourchaume to drink relatively early, or any time over the next five years. Drinking window 2021-2027 

(Allen Meadows 90-92) 2019 Chablis “Fourchaume”:(from Fourchaume proper).A more subtle but not invisible touch of wood influence adds breadth to the mildly exotic aromas of ripe white orchard fruit, iodine, quinine and discreet petrol wisps. The very rich and full-bodied flavors possess an almost creamy mouth feel though the finish tightens up while flashing an abundance of salinity. This too should reward mid-term cellaring. (90-92)/2025+