Chablis-born Lucie Depuydt, the winemaker for J. Moreau et Fils for the past seven years, has been sharing her close understanding of the local soil and experience in the world of winemaking.
Her work starts with selecting plots, continues by monitoring the vines with partner winegrowers during the key phases of the growth cycle, and establishing the date for harvest in particular. Lastly, she supervises the vinification, ageing and blending of the Chablis wines made by J. Moreau & Fils. Lucie Depuydt manages the equivalent of a 200-hectare estate, with the additional responsibility of sourcing grapes in this hostile terroir. She is a young woman with broad shoulders, her feet firmly planted on the ground and her head in the stars.
At each step, their main asset is the alliance of savoir-faire. This savoir-faire is embodied by Lucie Depuydt, who like a jeweler chiseling a gem, combines her geological knowledge to handle the wines carefully and with precaution to both bring out and protect the subtle and very sensitive aromas of Chardonnay grapes.
34 hectares are classified under the Premier Cru Fourchaume appellation. Located in the commune of La Chapelle- Vaulpelteigne, just to the north of the hillside containing all of the Grands Crus, this is a jewel among the Premiers Crus. Due to its international reputation, the wines from the subparcels is often sold under the Fourchaume name. The slope is regular with south-western exposure, and is located in the valley of Fontenay-près-Chablis to the northeast of Chablis. Gentle slopes overlying Kimmeridgian marls.
Pale in colour. Open nose reminiscent of fruit, almond, butter and fresh liquorice. Round, dense, and buttery on the palate with flavours of citrus marmalade and toasted almond.