Domaine Colombier Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2019
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The Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin vineyard is a very steep, south-facing slope in the commune of Chichée, on the south side of Fleys. The soil here is about half limestone and half clay. The vines are on average 50 years of age and a selection of 3 small parcels. The grapes are hand-harvested, sorted in the vineyards and again at the winery. The juice ferments very slowly at low temperature in stainless steel tanks, and after a first racking, the wine rests in tanks to develop on its lees. The goal is to balance the natural power and density of the Vaucoupin vineyard with finesse and soft acidity to produce a superb Chablis Premier Cru.
The Domaine du Colombier has been a family property since 1887, handed down over several generations. In 1957 Guy MOTHE started to specialize in Chablis. Today his three sons Jean-Louis, Thierry and Vincent work the 55 hectares of vines. These vines are planted exclusively to Chardonnay.
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. The estate vineyards range in age from 5-50 years old. They operate very naturally and use Organic manure, rigorous tying up, de-budding and green harvest if necessary. The Domaine started to sell in bottle in the middle of the 1980’s. Today it produces 430,000 bottles of which 80% are exported.
Position: South-East facing
Age of the Vines: 20-50 years
Surface area: 1 Ha
Yield: 55 hl / ha
Ageing: 9 months in tank
Serving suggestion:Serve as an aperitif or with fish
Ageing potential: 6-8 years