Chablis 1er Cru, Isabelle et Denis Pommier 'Fourchaume'
At harvest, the Pommiers are one of the few estates to hand-harvest a good portion of their production. In fact, all of the 1er Crus, and some of their old-vine villages parcels are harvested by hand, with sorting both in the vineyards and on the triage table. In the cellar, all of the wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts, with Chablis and Petit Chablis fermented 100% in tank.
The winery and vineyards are located in and around the village of Poinchy, which is just outside of Chablis itself. The wines from this area tend to be ever so slightly more generous on the palate in terms of power and amplitude, but with a clear and distinct line of briny minerality and acidity that unmistakably scream “Chablis”!
Fourchaume is a 250 acres [100 Ha] vineyard, planted to the left of the Grand Crus. It is arguably the most recognizable and highly reputed of the Chablis 1er Crus. Fourchaume produces wines that are distinctly floral and fruity, possessing minerality and delicacy.
AgriBio certified since 2010. Farms organically and manually works the soils. Grapes are harvested in small cases of 15 kg and are immediately pressed. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 50% tank and 50% neutral barrels of varying age. Blended wines are aged on the lees for 18 months in combination of 2/3 tank and 1/3 oak.