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Guillaume Vrignaud Chablis Fourchaume Les Côtes de Fontenaytext

Guillaume Vrignaud Chablis Fourchaume Les Côtes de Fontenay 2021

Chablis, Burgundy, FranceThe Vrignaud family, settled in the village of Fontenay-près-Chablis, have been growing vines for 5 generations. Guillaume Vrignaud started to bottle his first wines in 1999, and became certified organic in 2009. They have 28 hectares today. This comes from the cool, north facing Côtes de Fontenay climat, at the entrance of the valley, in Vrignaud's four hectare vineyard in the 1er Cru Fourchaume. The vines were planted in 1955 in brown clay and Kimmeridgian soils. After a native ferment in stainless, this remained there for one year on lees, without bâtonnage. There's a beauty kimmeridgian underlay to this structural wine, with taut lemon, green apple, crushed stones, streaming long across the palate, finishing with lingering salinity. Beauty now and with time ahead.Tasted: 26 July 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Guillaume VrignaudDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Chardonnay