2021 Domaine Vrignaud Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Chablis
Winery Domaine Vrignaud
Vintage 2021
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2032
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At Domaine Vrignaud they take winemaking seriously, for 5 generations. Here, in the north of French Burgundy, tradition and modernization go hand in hand. The wines,
The vineyards, 19 hectares, are full of chardonnay grapes. According to Domaine Vrignaud, what makes Chablis wines so special are the soil, the altitude of the vineyards, the weather and microclimate (long, harsh winters and hot summers) and of course the work and knowledge of the Chablis winegrowers. Guillaume Vrignaud is a young winemaker with 10 years of experience in both the vineyard and the wine cellar.

The name Chablis indicates that the wine comes from the northernmost vineyards of Burgundy, around the village of the same name. The Chablis vineyards are the most extensive "village vineyards" in this area, covering a total area of 2630 hectares between Paris and the historic city of Dijon. Fourchaume is known as the most important premier cru vineyard within the Chablis appellation. The southern slopes are located north of the town of Chablis. The soil structure consists of the Kimmeridge rock with a high lime content and sandstone and is a great breeding ground for the grapes, resulting in a high mineral content in the wines,

The chardonnay grapes come from a demarcated Fourchaume vineyard, which is recognized as 1er Cru. The wine is not aged in oak to preserve the wine's characteristic properties. Fresh white wine in the line what a Chablis can bring. Minerality and soft fruit complement each other very well. There is also a nice balance when tasting, which is especially evident in a large glass. Light golden yellow in colour. A rich, powerful premier cru, with breadth and length. The smell and taste offer citrus, nice juice, fruit, richness, power and length in the aftertaste.

Press wine about Domaine Vrignaud Bio 2015 Fourchaume 1ER Cru 16 pts

Fragrance: Pineapple, Grapefruit, New Wood.
Taste: juicy, fine structure, good acidity.

Harold Hamersma about Guillaume Brignaud Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 8.5

Then if you go for a Chablis, go all the way. Premier Crus are really a different story. Better story. Vrignaud's tells of little hazelnuts, vanilla pods, and a bunch of eager pears and apples, who, in their best suits, add chairs on all sides of the table. No sniffing poop, but hospitable people who intend to give us a nice evening. It will work, I suspect.

Winelife about Dom. Vrignaud Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume BIO

Ripe yellow apples, quinces, almonds and a hint of wax. Soft in the mouth. Rich and with high acidity. One hundred percent diner Chablis.

Vineyard for 2021 Domaine Vrignaud Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

The Vrignaud family have been winegrowers in the village of Fontenay-prés-Chablis for 5 generations. A typical Chablis village that was already founded in 1130 by the Templars and their 12th century church is the oldest in the region. The domain of the Vrignaud family is 19ha and is located in the middle of the best vineyards of Fourchaume. The domain includes 10ha of vineyards in the Chablis, the northernmost appellation of Burgundy. The wines are made from chardonnay like most white wines in Burgundy. The vineyards are cultivated using the organic method, for example no weed killers or pesticides are used routinely in the vineyard. Their oldest vineyards, which are still in use today, date back to 1955 and are used to make the Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume” Vieilles Vignes.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Chablis
Winery Domaine Vrignaud
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Mineral, Tense, White fruit
Drink moments Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch
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