Isabelle & Denis Pommier
Fourchaume is a 250 acres (100 Ha) vineyard, planted to the left of the Grand Crus. It is arguably the most recognizable and highly reputed of the Chablis 1er Crus.
Kimmeridgien - limestone
AgriBio certified since 2010. Farms organically and manually works the soils. Grapes are harvested in small cases of 15 kg and are immediately pressed.
Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 50% tank and 50% neutral barrels of varying age.
Blended wines are aged on the lees for 18 months in combination of 2/3 tank and 1/3 oak.
Fourchaume produces wines that are distinctly floral and fruity, possessing minerality and delicacy.
The 2016 Chablis Fourchaume 1er Cru sports just a slight reduction on the nose but it works well overall with crisp green apple and Conference pear aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, good depth and quite a complex white peach and curry leaf finish that lingers. This is definitely one of the better Fourchaume’s in 2016 and comes recommended. Tasted blind at the BIVB Chablis tasting.
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