2019 Louis Jadot Chablis Fourchaume
2019 Louis Jadot Chablis Fourchaume; Chardonnay from Chablis, Burgundy, France
TASTING NOTE; The wine is pristine, bright and fresh with high acidity and citrus and mineral aromas and flavors.
FOOD PAIRING; Delicious with poultry, shellfish and lobster.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION; A clean and crisp Chablis stemming from its unoaked origins, Pop and pour: this wine is best drunk young, no ageing necessary.
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.
Fourchaumeis one of the best known – and largest – Premier Cru vineyards in Chablis. The vineyard is located just to the north of Chablis town on the eastern banks of the Serein river. Here, a favorable south-to-southwesterly aspect and high-quality limestone soils beget a distinctive Chardonnay-based wine, distinguished from other Chablis Premier Crus by its rounded lemony flavors that nevertheless retain a fresh minerality.The vineyard, which covers over 132 hectares (326 acres), runs along a series of spurs on a southwestern-facing hillside, from Maligny, 8km (5 miles) north of Chablis, to within a kilometer (0.6 miles) of Chablis itself.
Louis Jadot is one of Burgundy’s most important negociants, both qualitatively and quantitatively, with a portfolio that covers everything from inexpensive Bourgogne and Beaujolais wines to several grand cru wines, from the Côte de Beaune to Chablis. Unsurprisingly, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay feature heavily in the portfolio. The house was founded in Beaune in 1859 by Louis Jadot, although the first vineyard – Clos de Ursules – was purchased in the 1820s. The headquarters remains in Beaune, although vineyard holdings have increased exponentially. Louis Jadot owns land in some of Burgundy’s most famous vineyards, including Le Musigny, Échezeaux, Chapelle-Chambertin and in the famously fragmented Clos de Vougeot vineyard.