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Chablis Premier Cru
"Fourchaume"
2021

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Simonnet Febvre Chablis Premier Cru
"Fourchaume" 2021 Bouteille
  • Appellation

    Appellation Premier Cru

  • Grape variety

    Chardonnay

  • Soil

    Kimmeridgian clay-limestone.

  • Average age of the vines

    40 years.

  • Yield

    58 hl/ha.

  • Vinification

    Stainless steel tanks, between 18° and 21°C.

  • Ageing

    10 - 12 months in stainless steel, on lees.

  • Ageing

    4 to 8 years.

  • Serving Temperature

    Between 10° - 12° C.

  • Situation

    Situated on the right bank of the Serein running on from the Grand Crus. Exposed to the west/south-west, this area produces ample and harmonious wines with a slight mineral note.

  • Tasting and food pairings

    Of a pale yellow color, our Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2021 expresses a nose with aromas of ripe fruits. A beautiful roundness appears during the attack in the mouth, while the finish is acidic and mineral.
    To serve with fish, white meat and cheeses.

  • Press reviews

    Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2022 - Burgundy Report, Bill Nanson - "Beautifully finishing "Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2021 - James Suckling - July 2023 - 94/2021Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2021 - Tim Atkin - February 2023 - 91/100Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2018 - James Suckling - USA - 91/100Chablis Premier Cru "Fourchaume" 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 92/100

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    • Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2022 - Burgundy Report, Bill Nanson - "Beautifully finishing "

      Another wine with a nice aromatic clarity. Fine scale and this flavour is framed by some salinity. Beautifully finishing - that's another lovely wine - finishing more with a grainy texture. (UK, March 2022)


    • Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2021 - James Suckling - July 2023 - 94/2021

      Very expressive nose of lime zest and a whole garden of fresh herbs. Wonderful interplay of richness and concentration with wet stone freshness. What a beautiful finish in which the ripeness and minerality deftly complement one another! It pulls you back for more of this excellent 1er Cru Chablis. Drink or hold.

    • Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2021 - Tim Atkin - February 2023 - 91/100
    • Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2020 - Vert de Vin - June 2023 - 16.5 / 93-94

      The nose is fruity and offers brightness, a litte richness, and a beautiful delicious definition. It reveals notes of blood orange, kumquat and small notes of bright/juicy, small yellow fruits associated with touches of vine peach with discreet floral hints. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a juicy but mineral structure, precision, a little verticality as well as tension. On the palate, this wine expresses notes of bright/juicy nectarine, small fresh white fruits and small notes of lychee associated with hints of juicy mandarin, a fine hint of orange blossom, fresh almond, with a discreet hint of good bitterness and an imperceptible, almost spicy hint (in the background). A beautiful wine!

    • Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2020 - Jancis Robinson - June 2023

      Proper Chablis without too much ripeness and real cut and juiciness. Quite long. Well selected!

    • Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2020 - July 2022 - James Suckling - 94/100

      This Premier Cru Chablis has a exciting balance of ripe citrus fruit with vibrant mineral freshness that makes it leap and bound over the palate. Not a hint of the opulence that 2020 sometimes has. Very clean, long finish with complex chalky character. Drink or hold.

    • Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2019 - 94 pts - James Suckling - July 2021

      This has the chalky minerality and the touch of austerity you expect from Chablis, but also super balance of ripe and fresh components that glide gracefully over the palate. Long, delicately salty finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.

    • Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2019 - 92 pts - IWSC 2021 winners
    • Chablis Premier Cru "Fourchaume" 2019 - Wine Enthousiast Buying Guide - 92/100 pts

      Sun-drenched yellow apple and pear flavors are edged by hints of dried citrus peel and spice in this plump,fleshy expression of Chablis in a hot vintage. Vinfied and matured entirely in stainless steel, it balances bold fruit tones with a stony backbone and bright lemon acidity. The wine is ready now but should drink well through 2028.

    • Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2018 - James Suckling - USA - 91/100

      Some flinty nuances of reduction that lead to a lime and green-mango nose with a gently grassy edge. The palate has a smooth, crisp and nice, chalky feel to the finish.

    • Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2018 - James Suckling - 91 points

      Aromas of fresh apricot, green mango, wet stone and peach pit. It's medium-bodied with bright acidity and a cool, mineral finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.

    • Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2017 - Burghound.com - USA - October 2019 - 90/100An airy and cool nose features plenty of classic Chablis character with its combination of quinine, tidal pool and citrus-inflected white orchard fruit scents. There is both fine volume and richness to the utterly delicious and nicely vibrant medium weight flavors that ooze a subtle minerality before culminating in a clean, very dry and saline finish. This ever-so-mildly warm effort is really quite good and while it doesn't enjoy the sheer class of the two grands crus, it offers almost as much depth. 90/2021+
    • Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" 2017 - James Suckling - February 2019 - 93/100Attractively exotic fruit aromas with an air of striking purity and freshness. The palate delivers a steely resolve with a superb core of fresh and fine acidity, carrying long and deep into the dry, crisp finish. Great wine. So fresh. Try from 2022.
    • Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2016 - 89/100 - The World of Fine Wine - March 2018Vibrant, ripe color. Good athletic energy; balanced flavors of fresh yet mature citrus fruits interweaved with minerals. Good. - Michael Edwards
    • Chablis Premier Cru "Fourchaume" 2016 - James Suckling - February 2018 - 92/100I love this wine's exuberant fruit salad and floral nose. On the palate, it's brimming with fruit. And then the fresh minerality charges through on the very clean finish. Drink or hold.
    • Simonnet-Febvre Chablis 1er Cru « Fourchaume » 2015 - 93/100 - James Suckling - April 2017

      Aromas of oyster shells and dried apples with peaches and stones. Full-bodied, tangy and salty with fantastic length and intensity. Goes on for a long

    • Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2014 - 89/100 - Wine Spectator - May 2017Shows some flesh for the vintage, along with peach, melon and apple flavors. With a hint of saltiness on the moderately long finish. Drink now through 2020.
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