Domaine Vrignaud, Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume `Les Côtes de Fontenay`

The `Les Côtes de Fontenay` Premier Cru comes from a part of this Preier Cru that is more south than southwest facing. A site known for its elegant and perfumed wines, this wine displays a stunning fragrance of fennel and white flowers and has a very poised and balanced palate.

This wine is golden yellow in colour, with a delicate minerality and notes of ripe peach, hazelnut, flowers and fennel. The palate is rich and exceptionally concentrated with a long and complex finish. This wine is drinking beautifully now but also has the potential to gain more complexity from an extended period of bottle ageing.

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, Certified Organic, Vegan



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