Domaine Garnier, Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2016
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Domaine Garnier is a 23ha estate based in Ligny-le-Châtel, the most northerly commune for producing Chablis. The domaine was founded in 1985 by now retired father Joseph who farmed cereals in the Chablis appellation, and by the time of his final bottling in 1992 had 4.2ha of vines. Eldest son Xavier then took over the reins and was joined in 2000 by younger brother Jérôme. The brothers bought the grapes for this wine from two parcels in the sectors of Côte de Fontenay and Vaulorent in Chablis, where the vines are 45 and 20 years old respectively. Aged in one 2-year-old foudre, it has a chiselled, lemon flecked fruit, with saline edge from limestone stamping the finish.