Domaine Jean Goulley Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2018

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Domaine Jean Goulley Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2018

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Jean Goulley

Tasting notes - 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.

Domaine Jean Goulley Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2018

Fourchaume is distinguished by its power, elegance, bouquet and length - classic flinty and mineral Chablis.

Producer Note

Fourchaume is distinguished by its power, elegance,
bouquet and length - classic flinty Chablis, textured and
richly flavoured.


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
2018 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
Vinified with minimal intervention, the grapes were carefully selected. Fermentation
took place with natural yeasts for two to three weeks at 21°C in temperature
controlled stainless steel vats, to showcase the characteristics of this impressive
terroir. The wine was matured for 18 months in stainless steel vats, of which it spent
nine months 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 and this wine is distinguished by its complexity, elegance, aromatic floral
bouquet and length – classic, mineral Chablis.


Grape
Chardonnay 100%

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