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Chablis 1er Cru, Fourchaume 2017, Domaine Jean Goulley

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Chablis 1er Cru, Fourchaume 2017, Domaine Jean Goulley
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Producer:  Domaine Jean Goulley
Grape Varieties:  100% Chardonnay
Optimum Drinking:  Within 8 years
Wine Style:  Powerful and elegant with good weight of fruit on the finish
Alcohol by Volume:  12.5%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France

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Chablis 1er Cru, Fourchaume 2017

Producer Note

Domaine Jean Goulley was formed in 1986 by Jean Goulley and is now run by his son Philippe. The family own 4.5 hectares in the Premier Cru districts which are the heart and soul of the Domaine. They own approximately 18 hectares in total and produce around 11,000 cases a year. In 1991, the domain became one of the very first certified organic producers in Chablis. All of the vineyards are farmed organically and the wines are produced with restricted use of sulphur. Philippe believes the organic farming methods permit an expressive and sustainable soil. Their wines are mineral, pure and lively.

Vintage

 2017 was characterised by a significant spring frost which greatly affected Chablis and resulted in very small production as a result of low yields - the lowest in 50 years. The fruit that remained was of very high quality and resulted in a classic vintage; balanced wines with excellent typicity.

Vineyard

Fourchaume is a Premier Cru vineyard in Chablis. This vineyard has a similar exposure to the Chablis Grand Cru vineyards which lie across the Fontenay Valley, to which Fourchaume wines are often compared. The grapes come from a parcel which includes some vines which are 60 years old. The Double Guyot trained vines are planted to a density of 5,700 vines per hectare and yield a maximum of 55 hectolitres per hectare. The soils are made up of kimmeridgian, rich in clay and limestone with fossilised sea shells; and are renowned for producing fine wines with mineral characteristics. Domaine Jean Goulley’s vineyard is certified organic.

Winemaking

The grapes were carefully selected and fermented in temperature controlled vats to retain the characteristics of the terroir. The wine was matured on its fine lees to gain texture, weight and complexity.

Tasting Note

The area of Fourchaume is an extension of the northerly slopes of the Chablis Grands Crus. Fourchaume is distinguished by its power, elegance, bouquet and length - classic and mineral Chablis.

Serving Suggestion

Wonderful with grilled seafood, particularly lobster.

Grape

Chardonnay 100%

 


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