2018 Chablis Fourchaume
The 1er Cru Fourchaume is an elevated southeastern facing slope just downstream from the cluster of Grand Cru vineyards. Fourchaume receives more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures than any other Premier Cru vineyard. Ventoura works with 35 year old vines on Kimmeridgian soils with a southern exposure.
Wild yeast primary and malolactic fermentation in half stainless steel and half 1-5 year old oak barrels. The wines are aged in barrel for 6 months (20% new) and then return to tank until bottling (after 19 months).
TASTING NOTES |
A ringer for Grand Cru Cru given the breadth and intensity. A rich and fruit-driven nose of apple, salted lemon, acacia flower, hazelnuts, bread dough, and ocean salinity. It is a deep and well-rounded style, with plenty of freshness to age this wine for years.
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