Lamblin et Fils Chablis Fourchaume Premier Cru
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Rich and generous, harmonious and long, they must be “expected” for three to four years to express their full grandeur.
- This wine will know how to age ten years for the good years, fifteen years and more for the great years.
- Serve at a temperature of 12° to 14°.
Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Fermentation in stainless steel vats to respect the characteristics of the Chablis terroir and let all its minerality express itself. After fermentation, the Premiers Crus are aged for 6 months on fine lees. The wine is then, if necessary, glued to bentonite (clay which allows the proteins in the wine to be absorbed and clarified naturally) and passed to the cold to encourage the precipitation of the tartaric acid and thus avoid deposits which could form during wine storage. Before bottling, the wine will be filtered with a Kieselguhr filter (diatomaceous earth which clarifies the wine naturally).
Tasting Notes: Distinguished, generous and ample. Particularly flattering floral bouquet. Elegant aromas of fresh fruit, nuanced by a fine minerality, characteristic of the Chablis terroir.
One of the more prolific houses in Burgundy, this Chablis based firm has been under family control for 300 years now and run by Didier Lamblin and his brother Michel. Home base for Lamblin is on the northern edge of the village of Maligny, which is also the northernmost tip of the region’s Kimmeridgian soils. You can think of Lamblin as a “hybrid” negociant – About 20% of Lamblin’s production comes from their own vineyard land, and the remainder from partner growers. We’ve long found tremendous value in their Bourgogne Rouge and Bourgogne Blanc bottlings, and those remain our focus from Lamblin in terms of selection.