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Georges Deschamps 1er Cru Fourchaume

Gently harvested and whole bunch pressed into stainless steel for a long, natural fermentation. On lees for about 18 months, then racked into stainless steel for roughly 12-18 months aging. Lightly fined with bentonite and filtered with very low SO2 additions prior to bottling.

The Vrignaud family has been settled in the village of Fontenay-pres-Chablis for five generations. Georgse Deschamps, Guillaume's grandfather, began planting their first vines in 1er Cru Fourchaume in 1955. The 28 hectare domaine is one of a handful of family estates to produce organic wine in Chablis. The family has the utmost respect for nature and biodiversity and has always been working their land in an organic way. 2009 marks the start of organic certification but to Guillaume, organic farming goes beyond what any certification requires and is more a way of living. Guillaume aims to produce wines that reflect both their origin and climate. As a result, intervention in the cellar is very low and is often a slow process that respects the personality of the wine and the vintage.

Winemaker: Guillaume Vrignaud
Country: France
Region: Chablis
Type: White
Variety: Chardonnay
Farming: Organic, Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1955-2019
Production: 35,000 bottles
Soil: Limestone, clay, Kimmeridgian, marl