Domaine Vrignaud, Chablis 1er Cru `Fourchaume`

Sourced from the family's four hectares of Fourchaume, this wine has an expressive flinty character on the nose and is rich yet tight with lovely length on the palate. Fermented solely in stainless-steel, it has a distinctive pure fruit character.

On the nose, gunflint aromas combine with ripe citrus and floral notes. The palate is rich and full bodied with refreshing acidity and a lingering finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now but has great ageing potential.

    Guillaume joined the family domaine in 1999, when his father was a member of the co-op in Chablis, and convinced him to build a cellar and start making his own wines. Their success was such that they have grown from 12 to 27 hectares of vineyard today. In 2009, Guillaume moved to organic viticulture but, like many growers in Chablis, abandoned it in the difficult 2016 growing season and is once again in the middle of the three year conversion period. To express the character of the vineyards in the finished wines, he is very attentive to picking time. “I pick when the seeds in the grape are brown, but before any over-ripeness or botrytis has set in,” he explains. “I like my Chablis to be lean rather than fat and full.”

    Practising Organic, Vegetarian



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