Le Domaine d'Henri, 2018 Chablis, 1er Cru, Fourchaume
100% Chardonnay. Indigenous yeasts.
Vines: 15-25 years old. All estate grown from the younger vines in Laroche’s large holding of this fine 1er Cru vineyard.
Aging: 85% Stainless vat, 15%-228 & 600L Barrels
Soil: Chalky limestone & Clay.
The southwest exposed, kimméridgien 1er Cru Fourchaume vineyard produces some of the finest wines of Chablis. This is due to the fact that the slopes benefit from lustrous afternoon sunshine and cool nights that make for a ripe but elegant wine with excellent acidity.
This bottling is produced from the younger vines in this fine vineyard and is bottled under the Allées du Vignoble label as it is meant for earlier drinking.
In the nose, this wine shows classic brioche and reductive notes tinged with citrus and ripe melon fruit. Bracing saline acidity balances out the ripe fruit middle and everything comes together for a wine with medium length and an easy drinking elegance. This will drink well easily for 3-5 years. Drink with anything, but especially seafood…