Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2014

Domaine Billaud-Simon

The Chablis wine region stretches along the Serein valley and across 19 communes. Chablis, known as the "Golden Gate of Burgundy", is dedicated to the production of a clear, aromatic, fresh white wine whose name is synonym of “minerality”.

Terroir: Sourced from a small .25 acre plot within the heart of Fourchaume. Exposure here is along the same south/southeast slope as the Grand Cru's just to the east. Soils are mainly kimmeridgian (clay and limestone) soils.

Vinification: Manual harvesting is carried out at optimum ripeness levels (between 12 and 13°). The grapes are pressed in our pneumatic press and the musts then undergo cold maceration for a 5 to 7 day period before being settled and vinified. The alcoholic fermentation lasts between 15 to 18 days at the Domaine. The malolactic fermentation is usually initiated in December. The wine is aged for around 14 months including a period of time in French oak barrels if necessary. The wine is racked twice before being bottled in late autumn.

Additional Information

White gold color with delicate pale green reflections. The elegant nose offers intense fruit aromas. The attack is fresh and clean with mineral and citrus notes on the well-balanced palate. The finish is remarkably persistent. This intensely aromatic Chablis is a pure pleasure to drink.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Chablis
  • Winemaker: Olivier Bailly
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Kimmeridgian
  • Vineyard Acreage: .25 acres
  • Avg Vine Age: 35+ years
  • Yield: textinput
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Ttl Acidity: textinput
  • Residual Sugar: textinput
  • Avg Production: 17,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 94 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016

    A clean, understated version, this shows an essence of lemon and stone with hints of lanolin and white flowers. Beautifully integrated and long, this continues with elements of citrus and mineral long into the aftertaste. Drink now through 2028.

  • Wine Image Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Friday, January 1, 2016

    "(from vines in a cool spot in Vaulorent): Pale, bright yellow. Vibrant aromas of lemon, lime, flowers and spices, plus a note of wet stone. Rich, concentrated and dry, displaying a juicy quality to the white peach and mineral flavors. Fairly full, complete Fourchaume with noteworthy length."

    Grade: 90-92 Points
  • Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, January 1, 2016

    "A wonderfully perfumed nose releases notes of iodine, floral, citrus and green apple. Yet again there is a plethora of Chablis elements present on the vibrant, intense and detailed medium weight flavors that are a lovely combination of volume and finesse, all wrapped in a moderately dry, balanced and lingering finish. This too is really quite good and worth your attention."

    Grade: 90-93 Points

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