Our white wine from Burgundy: Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume - Chardonnay

Domaine d'Henri
From £235/year
It is is a very elegant and fruity wine which reveals a structured mouthfeel. Exposed to the south-west and kissed by sunlight in the afternoon, the slope of Fourchaume offers some of the best wines in Chablis.
Option avant-première:

Que comprend l'adoption ?

Un kit de bienvenue dans votre premier coffret saison avec votre certificat d’adoption, votre invitation au domaine, votre carte de membre au Club des Adopteurs.

Option “avant-première” : possibilité de recevoir votre kit de bienvenue dès le début de l’adoption, accompagné d’une première bouteille pour découvrir votre cuvée.

Un coffret reçu à la fin de chaque saison - printemps, été, automne, hiver - soit un coffret saison tous les trois mois.

Dans chaque coffret, une ou deux bouteilles de votre propre cuvée personnalisée à votre nom (selon l’option choisie), accompagnée d’une bouteille surprise du domaine.

Une rétrospective papier dans chaque coffret pour suivre l’évolution de vos vignes au fil des saisons et découvrir tous les secrets d’élaboration de votre cuvée.

Technical sheet

APPELLATION & VINTAGE
Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2017 (Burgundy)
GRAPES
100% Chardonnay
VINIFICATION
Fermented 85% in stainless steel vats and 15% in oak barrels of 228 and 600 litres
APPEARANCE
Light gold color pale dress
NOSE
Very fresh, fruity and mineral
PALATE
Fine and dry, a lively and pleasant mouth
This captures the identity of Chablis from one of its most iconic slopes. The dense and mature fruit is accompanied by beautiful floral and mineral notes. The aromas are well constructed.
Bernard Neveu
Head Sommelier of Bristol - Restaurant Épicure (3 Michelin stars)
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT…
Who says prestigious appellations are not compatible with freshness and vivacity ?
History of the vineyard
Planted halfway in 1964 and the other half in 1999, the Verger parcel lies adjacent to the famous lieu-dit known as l’Homme Mort (‘The Dead Man’). Exposed to the south-west and drawing in sunlight in the afternoon, the valley of Fourchaume enjoys its reputation for producing one of the best wines in Chablis.
Name
Le Verger
Designation
Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Grape
Chardonnay
Area
1.1 hectare
Soil type
Clay-limestone
History of the vineyard
Planted halfway in 1964 and the other half in 1999, the Verger parcel lies adjacent to the famous lieu-dit known as l’Homme Mort (‘The Dead Man’). Exposed to the south-west and drawing in sunlight in the afternoon, the valley of Fourchaume enjoys its reputation for producing one of the best wines in Chablis.
Name
Le Verger
Designation
Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Grape
Chardonnay
Area
1.1 hectare
Soil type
Clay-limestone
Margaux, the winemaker
Although the Laroche family boasts winemaking roots that go back for ages, Domaine d'Henri, founded by Michel Laroche and his children, is actually a relatively new domain. Michel, Cécile and Margaux proudly continue the work of their ancestors (namely Henri, the grandfather) and are developing a magnificent family estate in Chablis.