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1er Cru Fourchaume

A good farmer, Francois’s practices in the vineyard are sustainable. All estate fruit off of a tiny half-hectare block, which is one of the oldest blocks in the area. All the fruit is harvested by hand. Gentle whole bunch pressing. 100% barrel fermented on lees. No additions, with the fermentations occurring naturally. Bottling a minimum of 10 months after harvest. Minimal fining, filtration and sulfur additions with the aim to preserve the character of that particular vintage.

The Domaine Moutard-Diligent extends over 25 ha of sustainably farmed vineyards in Chablis and Tonnerois. The Moutard family has been making Champagne for the past four centuries. Francois Moutard and his two sisters, Agnes and Veronique, are fervent defenders of the family heritage. Never resting on their laurels, the family has ventured into Burgundy, a logical avenue for expansion given its proximity to Champagne and grape varietal mix. Moutard-Diligent is the result of a union in 1960 between Lucien Moutard and Josette Diligent, Francois’ parents. History, tradition and a commitment to unsurpassable quality define the domaine.

Winemaker: Francois Moutard
Country: France
Region: Chablis, 1er Cru Fourchaume
Type: White
Variety: Chardonnay
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted 1927
Production: 5,000 bottles
Soil: Clay, limestone with Kimmeridgian topsoil