Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaumes 2009

Olivier Leflaive

From one of the most well known vineyards in Chablis, the Olivier Leflaive 1er Cru Fourchaumes is a quintessential Chablis true to it’s nature.

Terroir: 1er Cru Fourchaume is one of the largest of the Premiere Cru vineyards of Chablis and is located just to the west of the Grand Crus. Though large in size, the vineyard has a consistent pitch and a south to southwest exposure.

Vinification: Grapes are handpicked and undergo a vigorous selection. The wine is tank fermented and aged in stainless steel. A small percentage of the blend is aged in oak in an effort to tame the sometimes aggressive acidity levels. Lees are stirred often.

Additional Information

A very well integrated wine even at a young age. Subtle and feminine in nature showing apple, peach, wet rock and clean acidity.

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Monday, March 12, 2012
    "A rich style of Chablis, with a toasty quality and yellow fruits mixed with acidity. The wine is open and round, full in the mouth, with concentrated ripe fruit and a soft texture. It should easily aged for 2-3 years but it is delicious now."
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Friday, November 18, 2011
    "A lovely '09, rich and permeated with peach, melon and lemon flavors. This picks up some mineral elements as it lingers. Just a touch hot on the finish."

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