Chablis 1er Cru
Les Fourneaux means "The Furnace", which comes from the vineyard's due south orientation that gets full summer sun. This vineyard is planted on a steep slope just behind the winery and produces full-bodied, aromatic wines each year. Wines from Paul Nicolle are fermented and aged in large horizontal stainless steel tanks which allow for extra contact with the lees. This results in a richly textured Chablis with minimal oak to ensure a bright and fresh flavor.
Kimmeridgian limestone soil with a high proportion of clay
Vine age40 years old average
Vineyard size4 ha
Natural yeast fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Elevage12-18 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks and 15% in new and used barrels
Total production average25,000 bottles