Domaine du Colombier Premier Cru Fourchaume 2015 $65

  • Fourchaume is one of the best known Premier Cru regions in Chablis. It is located just to the north of Chablis town on the eastern banks of the Serein river. Here, a favorable southerly aspect and high-quality limestone soils beget a distinctive wine distinguished from other Chablis Premier Crus by its oyster shell characters and rounded lemony flavors that nevertheless retain a fresh minerality.

  • 2015 produced a very mellow and well balanced wine with stone fruit and some delicate minerality that follows the slightly acidic and citrus palette.

    Domaine du Columbier is located in Chablis, northern Burgundy that has been a family property since 1887, handed down over several generations. Today, three brothers, Jean-Louis, Thierry and Vincent work the 51 hectares of vines. These vines are planted exclusively to Chardonnay, and produce dry white wines that are clear, lively and light, with a yellow robe characterized by hints of subtle white-green. The winemaking is carried out with great care, with the greatest of respect for the traditional Burgundian methods, allied to the advantages of modern techniques.

  • Grape Variety Chardonnay
    Vintage 2015
    Food Pairing Goes well with starters, cooked sea food, cooked meats and Burgundian snails
    Service 10 - 12°C
    Alcohol 12.5%
    Producer Domaine du Colombier
    Viticulture Organic manure, ploughing and herbicide in the summer if needed, rigorous tying up, de-budding and green harvest if necessary, controlled sanitary protection.
    Vinification Traditional with thermo-regulation to 19° over 15 days in stainless steel tanks.
    Region Chablis, Burgundy
    Ageing Potential 10-15 years
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