Wine Billaud-Simon, Chablis Premier Cru "Fourchaume", 2008
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The wine is very beautiful straw-gold color with delicate greenish tint.
Refreshing, delicate taste different wines harmony between fruitiness and minerality and a very long finish.
The wine has a rich and noble aroma with notes of fresh pastries and fruit sorbets (apple, peach, lemon).
Delicious wine is perfectly combined with oysters, seafood, sprinkle with cheese and fried in breadcrumbs, trout with cream sauce with caviar lobster puff with meat crustaceans, scallops and langoustines with watercress salad, scrambled eggs with asparagus, sauerkraut with spring vegetables, pasta with mushrooms, cheese souffle, fresh and mature cheeses, bread rolls with cheese, strawberries with mint, apple jelly.
History Domaine Billaud-Simon began about 200 years ago, when Charles-Louis Billot Noel decided to create a winery "Domaine de Maison Blanche". By 1945, the economy has expanded considerably, thanks to the efforts of Jean Billaud and his father-in-Jules Simon, and was named "Domain Billaud-Simon." The art of making great wines passed down from generation to generation. In 1990, Samuel Billot, the great-grandson of Jules Simon and the grandson of Jean Billaud, began to introduce in the process of wine production the latest technological developments, as well as a winery equipped with the latest equipment. Part of oak barrels used for aging wine, has been replaced by stainless steel tanks with temperature control system. Pneumatic presses, stainless steel replaced the old wooden mechanical presses. Now winery resembles a real science lab, which uses the latest high-tech methods of vinification.
Vineyards Domain Billaud-Simon have the most favorable geographical location in Chablis, as are the northernmost vineyards of Burgundy. But, at the same time, this arrangement brings some dangers, such as a greater likelihood of spring frosts. Therefore, many vineyards on the right bank of Chablis equipped with heaters that can raise the air temperature of 5-6 ° C and, thus, contribute to the preservation of the crop. With the release of wines based on knowledge, skill and competence undeniable wine farms in the Domain Billaud-Simon got her own original style. True masterpieces - white wines from Chardonnay, they enjoyed great success both at home and around the world, making the sale of wine from a purely commercial enterprise the opportunity to tell the world about the art of living in French.