Domaine Gérard Duplessis Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru

White

France

Burgundy

Description

Known as the antiquarians of Chablis, the father and son team of Gérard and Lilian Duplessis have gained a reputation for their “immortal”, age‐worthy wines and unparalleled store of older vintages. For those who love the intense minerality and glacially slow development of great Chablis, these are wines of reference.

Tasting Notes: Reserved, with green apple and white fruit aromas and loads of minerality (oyster shell, slate). Well‐balanced and very long on the finish.

Serve With: Excellent with fresh, simple, seafood dishes such as raw oysters, seared scallops, and a wide range of sushi and sashimi.

Additional information

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Region

Appellation

Variety

Vintage

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UPC

097871008853

Vineyards

About 18 acres total, includes about 3.75 acres in village appellation, .75 acres in Grand Cru “les Clos”, and the balance in Premier Crus (biggest holding is >6 acres in Montmain, but there are also about 3.75 acres “Vaillon”, 2.5 “Montée de Tonnerre”, and about 1.25 acres “Fourchaume”. Agriculture Biologique (certified Ecocert).

Composition

100% Chardonnay.

Viticulture

From 70‐year‐old vines. Yields of 1 ton/acre. Classic Kimmeridgien soils with clay and limestone.

Winemaking

Primary fermentation and malolactic conversion occurred in tank with indigenous yeasts (no inoculation). 10‐12 months aging in stainless steel tanks, followed by a further 6 months aging in French oak barrels (10% new). Lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Alcohol

12.5%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

DUPL031216

 

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