The Domaine du Colombier has been a family property since 1887, handed down over several generations. In 1957 Guy MOTHE started to specialize in Chablis. Today his three sons Jean-Louis, Thierry and Vincent work the 55 hectares of vines. These vines are planted exclusively to Chardonnay.
The winemaking is carried out with great care, with the greatest of respect for the traditional Burgundian methods, allied to the advantages of modern techniques. The estate vineyards range in age from 5-50 years old. They operate very naturally and use Organic manure, rigorous tying up, de-budding and green harvest if necessary. The Domaine started to sell in bottle in the middle of the 1980’s. Today it produces 430,000 bottles of which 80% are exported.
Fourchaume is one of the best known Premier Cru regions in Chablis. It is located just to the north of Chablis town on the eastern banks of the Serein river. Here, a favourable southerly aspect and high-quality limestone soils create a distinctive wine with rounded lemony, white peach and grapefruit flavours. A classic Chablis that retains its fresh minerality.