Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This Climat is almost an extension of the slopes where the Grands Crus grow, with only a small path separating them.
- Sitting directly alongside Les Preuses, the proximity to its illustrious neighbors results in powerful, mineral wines.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Manual harvest in small cases to avoid compressing the grapes and bursting the berries. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels for 50% of harvest, and the remainder in stainless steel vats.
Tasting Notes: Pronounced nose of fruit and flowers, with lovely freshness and a few mineral touches. Generous palate, with lovely roundness.
2015 – 92 Wine Advocate
2018 – 91 Wine Spectator | 94 Wine Advocate
Founded in 1959, Domaine William Fèvre is at the very heart of the Chablis vineyards. Since its founding, Domaine William Fèvre has been taken up with the desire to produce indisputable genuine and fine wines, bringing along a very personal experience in Chardonnay. All the efforts have but one goal – to finely express the subtle most variations in the greatest Chablis crus. Today, Domaine William Fèvre is one of the most established and renowned estates in Chablis. The estate was acquired by the Henriot family in 1998. Practicing sustainable growing in its vineyards for nearly 10 years now, Domaine William Fèvre obtained, in 2015, the “High Environmental Value” (HVE) status, the highest level of environmental certification in France.