2020 Domaine de Chantemerle 1er Cru Fourchaume

Gorgeously balanced and energetic Chardonnay from one of Chablis' most northerly 1er crus.

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Fourchaume is in the north of Chablis. It isn't the farthest you can go, but it's up there. Being so north means that, despite getting long, sun soaked days throughout the summer, things ripen slowly in the slightly cooler temperatures. Moderation and balance are the driving forces here.

There is a lovely clarity to this. While there are all the flavours you'd expect to find in a Chablis, a fresh current of cleansing mountain stream runs through this Chardonnay. Snowmelt, with delicate citrus zest and under ripe peach come through, and as the wine opens it shows some intense lemon curd character too. Considering that this is a 1er Cru, it's is a bargain.

Boudin is a traditionalist, you won’t find a skerrick of oak here, instead he favours purity. Yet, the wines are far from bracing and angular as many in this camp produce. Nor are they overtly rich and unctuous as those from the opposing camp, who indulge in picking ripe and using oak treatment to build texture and richness.

Instead, Boudin relies on his prized old vine material, careful vineyard management and judicious lees work to instil intensity and texture in the wines, while still maintaining Chablis’ prized mineral blueprint and the requisite freshness.

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