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About Domaine Fourrey

Domaine Fourrey et Fils is a family estate located in the heart of Chablis vineyards, in the village of Milly, 2 km from Chablis. The Fourrey family cultivates 20 hectares of vines, of which about 18 hectares yield grapes. The Domaine has been running for generations, and is going through their fourth generation from father to son with 4 levels of appellations:

  • PETIT-CHABLIS 
  • CHABLIS 
  • CHABLIS PREMIER CRU
    • Beauroy
    • Côte de Lechet
    • Fourchaume 
    • Les Fourneaux
    • Mont de Milieu
    • Vaillons 
  • CHABLIS GRAND CRU Vaudésir 

The Vineyard

With the combination of traditional techniques and modern technologies, Domaine Fourrey aims to constantly improve the wine's quality, and allow the Chardonnay grape variety to fully express its characteristics. and to obtain a wine that has maturity, balance and concentration.

Vinification

In order to harvest the grapes under optimum maturity conditions, maturity test are executed in different plots to decide on the best time to begin harvesting the grapes.

The grapes are then harvested mechanically and then tipped into a bin with a corkscrew-shaped feed auger. The bin then arrives at the press, around 1 hour after the start of filling.

The Wines

Domaine Fourrey produces four different grades of Chablis white wines, each with its own characteristics and loved by consumers. 

The Chablis: Cultivated on 10 hectares of the vineyard. Slopes with a north-west exposure. It is more full-bodied and finer than the Petit-Chablis and can be kept approximately 5 years.

Chablis Premier Cru: On slopes with an East, South East exposure. This type of wine is meant to be aged, as it’ll gain fineness and elegance as it matures. This wine can be kept 10 years or so. Different wine making techniques are used on each slopes; each vintage therefore is named after the parcel on which it is grown.

Among them, the Chablis Premier Cru has won a lot of medals in major international wine competitions, and appeared in the Decanter's wine recommendation wine list for several consecutive years.