Chablis 1er Cru
« Fourchaume »
The new child of the Estate is located on the northern bank, neighbouring the Grand Cru « Les Preuses ». Located in what is the vastest Chablis Premier Crus was a fork (fourche) in the road, explaining perhaps this area’s toponymic origins. Another explanation could be that it was named after the gallows, (also known as the fourches à hommes in French) used to hang thieves. In fact, isn’t one of Fourchaumes’s place names called « L’homme mort » (The Dead Man)?