Twelve hectares of vines, a decade plus of hard work, low yields, and word of mouth…that is how this Chablis convoy now lands within your grasp. Sebastien applied attention to detail and determination to revamp vines that were originally inherited by his grandfather. He ferments and ages his wines in stainless steel, adding a touch of neutral wood before bottling the premier cru wines. His quartet vision for the resulting wines is elegance, length, purity, and minerality.
From the Importer:
Fourchaume is the third of the great three premier crus on the right bank of the Serein. Located just north of the Grand Cru vineyards, Fourchaume nearly picks up where they left off. Situated on a perfect southwest face, this vineyard has more advantages to achieve full ripeness in colder years. Indeed, Kimmeridgian stone is the “roche mare” of this vineyard but it is easy to find Portlandian limestone, marl and plenty of clay in this site. It is the only premier cru in its entirety that shares the same direct aspect as the great Grand Cru Le Clos. It is a very special site.