Regnard - Fourchaume - Chablis - 1er Cru

Regnard - Fourchaume - Chablis - 2015 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Regnard - Fourchaume - Chablis - 1er Cru

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The Fourchaume appellation presents wines with finesse that have flower, fruit, minerality and lightness. Pleasant from their youth, they are well kept. Feminine in character, they are very complex and rich. Maison Régnard, one of the oldest and most prestigious Houses in Burgundy, was founded in 1860 by Zéphir Régnard. In 1984, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took over the Domaine and has continued to perpetuate and improve the style and typicity of the wines.
The Fourchaume appellation presents wines with finesse that have flower, fruit, minerality and lightness. Pleasant from their youth, they are well kept. Feminine in character, they are very complex and rich. Maison Régnard, one of the oldest and most prestigious Houses in Burgundy, was founded in 1860 by Zéphir Régnard. In 1984, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took over the Domaine and has continued to perpetuate and improve the style and typicity of the wines.
The Fourchaume appellation presents wines with finesse that have flower, fruit, minerality and lightness. Pleasant from their youth, they are well kept. Feminine in character, they are very complex and rich. Maison Régnard, one of the oldest and most prestigious Houses in Burgundy, was founded in 1860 by Zéphir Régnard. In 1984, Baron Patrick de Ladoucette took over the Domaine and has continued to perpetuate and improve the style and typicity of the wines.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Chablis
Producer:
Regnard
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay

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One of the oldest and prestigious Burgundy domaines, Maison Régnard was established in 1860 by Zéphir Régnard, and is one of the only Chablis wineries that has all...

One of the oldest and prestigious Burgundy domaines, Maison Régnard was established in 1860 by Zéphir Régnard, and is one of the only Chablis wineries that has all its cellars in the historic centre of the town. Bought by Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, of Loire winemaking fame, in 1984, the focus has since been on improving the style and typicity of the wines, which are now found on the best dining tables around the world.

The Maison produces seven of the Chablis Grand Cru (Les Clos, Bourgos, Blanchots, Grenouilles, Preuses, Valmur and Vaudésir), five Chablis Premier Cru (Fourchaume, Montmains, Vaillons, Montée de Tonnerre et Mont de Milieu) and a Chablis and Petit Chablis, as well as exceptional wines such as Le Grand Régnard.

Created in 1992, Le Grand Régnard is a special cuvée designed to reflect the truest expression of the Maison Régnard style each vintage. Similar to the Champagne model, Le Grand Régnard is a blend of 30-year-old vines, with fruit taken from the best parcels of Chablis. The wine is bottled in a traditional 17th century bottle to reflect those used by the ancestors of the family, with a distinctive and unique bulbous shape. A truly individual style of Chablis offering complexity and richness, whilst retaining bright acidity and the purest expression of fruit that the best parcels in the region have to offer.

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Burgundy

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Chablis

Chablis

Chablis is a wine appellation located in the northernmost part of the Burgundy region in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest white wines...

Chablis is a wine appellation located in the northernmost part of the Burgundy region in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world, made from the Chardonnay grape variety. The Chablis appellation covers an area of approximately 5,000 hectares, with vineyards planted on hillsides overlooking the Serein River.

The history of winemaking in Chablis dates back to the Roman era, when the region was known for producing high-quality wines. However, it was not until the Middle Ages that the wines of Chablis gained widespread recognition. In the 19th century, the phylloxera epidemic devastated the vineyards of Chablis, but the region was able to recover and rebuild its reputation as a producer of world-class wines.

The style of production in Chablis is unique, with a focus on producing wines that are crisp, mineral-driven, and expressive of their terroir. The vineyards of Chablis are planted on Kimmeridgian limestone, a type of soil that is rich in marine fossils and minerals. This soil gives the wines of Chablis their distinctive minerality and complexity.

The Chardonnay grape is the only grape variety allowed in the production of Chablis wines. The grape is known for its versatility and ability to express the terroir of the region. The wines of Chablis are typically unoaked, allowing the natural flavors and aromas of the grape and the terroir to shine through.

There are four main appellations within the Chablis region: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, and Chablis Grand Cru. Petit Chablis is the most basic appellation, with wines that are light and refreshing, perfect for everyday drinking. Chablis is the most widely produced appellation, with wines that are crisp and mineral-driven, with notes of green apple and citrus. Chablis Premier Cru wines are more complex and full-bodied, with flavors of honey, hazelnut, and white flowers. Chablis Grand Cru wines are the most prestigious, with wines that are rich and full-bodied, with flavors of ripe fruit, honey, and toasted nuts.

In conclusion, Chablis is a unique and special wine appellation that produces some of the finest white wines in the world. The region's focus on terroir-driven winemaking, combined with the versatility of the Chardonnay grape, results in wines that are complex, mineral-driven, and expressive of their terroir. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a casual wine drinker, a bottle of Chablis is sure to impress.

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