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Domaine Gérard Duplessis— Fourchaume 1er Cru 2020

Description

Known as the antiquarians of Chablis, the father and son team of Gérard and Lilian Duplessis have gained a reputation for their “immortal”, age‐worthy wines and unparalleled store of older vintages. For those who love the intense minerality and glacially slow development of great Chablis, these are wines of reference.Fourchaume’s West and Southwest exposure makes this area sun drenched and where grapes ripen early. With predominantly brown clay and only slightly stony soils, the topography is unusual in Chablis and creates complex and intense expressions.

Tasting Notes: Reserved, with green apple and white fruit aromas and loads of minerality (oyster shell, slate). Well‐balanced and very long on the finish

Serve With: Excellent with seafood of all types, especially oysters and scallops.

Brand

Domaine Gerard Duplessis

Domaine Gerard Duplessis is a family-run, 8-hectare operation first founded in 1895. Today Lilian Duplessis is the vigneron after his father, Gérard passed the reigns to Lilian, now a fifth generation winemaker. The domaine has vines in Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, premier crus Fourchaume, Vaillons, Montee de Tonnerre and Montmains. For those who love the intense minerality and traditional natural cellaring of great Chablis, try this beautiful selection of terroir-specific wines.
Domaine Gerard Duplessis wine is crafted from well established and organically farmed vineyards.

Additional information

Appellation

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871008853

Vineyards

About 1.25 acres in Fourchaume – a sun drenched area with darker clay soils and producing intenese and rich expressions. Agriculture Biologique (certified Ecocert).

Composition

100% Chardonnay.

Viticulture

From 60‐year‐old vines. Yields of 2 tons/acre. Classic Kimmeridgien soils with clay and limestone.

Winemaking

Primary fermentation and malolactic conversion occurred in
tank with indigenous yeasts (no inoculation). 10‐12 months
aging in stainless steel tanks, followed by a further 6 months
aging in French oak barrels (10% new). Lightly filtered prior to
bottling.

Alcohol

12.5%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

DUPL031220

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