Domaine Fournillon Chablis
This is a 23 hectare family run domaine situated in the small village of Bernouil, close to Chablis. They currently only bottle 10% of the production but are expanding to meet demand. The wines are crisp and mineral and typical of the Chablis region. The Bourgogne Blanc Cuvée de L'Empéreur comes from a small parcel of vines which are 170 years old and on their own roots. The soil in the vineyard has a high sand content and has managed to resist phylloxera and avoid the need for grafted rootstocks. The wine is more intense and mineral driven than the straight Bourgogne Blanc and quantity is very limited. The Chablis makes a great entry level wine as it is easy and approachable and the 1er Cru is amazing value.