Step into the enchanting realm of Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, where history, terroir, and a touch of mystery converge to craft a truly unique wine experience. Stretching approximately 4 kilometres along the right bank of the Serein, this climate unfolds its tale through diverse municipalities, showcasing a sun-drenched terroir with west and southwest exposure. The predominantly brown clay soil, slightly stony, deep, and well-draining, spans from L’Homme Mort to Vaulorent, covering close to 130 hectares.
Fourchaume, a beloved climate, captivates Chablis enthusiasts with its complex, intense, and uniquely voluptuous wines. From its early years of generosity and openness to gracefully ageing for 6 or 7 years, it unravels layers of complexity over time. The legends surrounding its name, whether rooted in “four à chaux” (lime kiln) or the ominous “fourche” (fork), add a layer of intrigue to this extraordinary terroir.
L’Homme Mort, a part of Fourchaume, raises its own enigmatic questions. Whether tied to “l’orme mort” (the dead elm) or a small cemetery with Merovingian-era sarcophagi, its name weaves into the rich tapestry of this exceptional terroir. In the world of Chablis Premier Cru, where salty and chalky characteristics define the wines, Fourchaume and its sub-climates exemplify winemaking artistry and the profound connection between land and grape. Each sip is a journey through time, geography, and intricate tales, making Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume an experience like no other – complex, intriguing, and utterly delightful.