Domaine William Fèvre Domaine Chablis
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A great introduction to the wines of Chablis, Chablis Domaine is fresh and embodies the Chablis terroir.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Grapes are harvested by hand. Use of the principle of gravity so as to avoid all pumping, which could harm the quality of the wine. Brief (1½-2 hours) pneumatic pressing to obtain a gentle separation of the solid and liquid parts of the grape. Very light static settling of the juice to preserve enough fine lees so that the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations can occur naturally. The must is run in small stainless steel vats. 5 to 10% of the harvest is vinified in French oak barrels (aged of 6 years in average). 10 to 12 months in stainless steel vats to preserve freshness; maturing of 5 to 10% of the harvest in French oak barrels during 5 to 6 months.
Tasting Notes: Very fresh bouquet with notes of citrus & white fruit. Marked by very pronounced mineral notes.
2017 – 90 Wine Advocate | 91 Decanter
2018 – 90 Vinous | 91 Wine Spectator | 92 James Suckling
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.