Chablis 1er cru "Fourchaume"
Producer: Domaine de la Meulière
Wine Style: White
Region: North Burgundy, Chablis
Désignation: Chablis 1er cru "Fourchaume"
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Description: The colour is rather light - pale gold or greeny-gold. The nose is very fresh, lively and mineral with flint, green apple, lemon, underbrush and field mushroom. Notes of lime-flower, mint, and acacia occur frequently, as do aromas of liquorice and freshly-cut hay. Age deepens the colour and adds a note of spice to the bouquet. On the palate, these aromas retain their freshness for an extended period. Perky and full of juice, the attack is intense. Long and likeable persistence leads to a smooth and serene finish. Very dry and impeccably delicate, Chablis has a unique and readily recognisable personality.
Food Pairing: The nose does not immediately express the full potential of this wine – it needs a little airing. It can be enjoyed young (5 years old) as well as aged (10 years old). Aromatically, Chablis Premier Cru is highly complex and therefore highly adaptable. Good matches will include cooked oysters and fish in sauce. The more mineral versions of this wine can be served with fine poultry or veal in white sauce. The more open variations are a wonderful accompaniment to small tripe sausages (andouillettes) and the burgundian specialty of snails (escargots). This is a wine with real breeding, that also does justice to the local ham speciality in Chablis (jambon au Chablis).
Serving temperature: 10 to 11°C.