Fèvre Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchame"

Fèvre-Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Fèvre’s Premier Cru Fourchaume (one of the most noted Chablis Premier crus) originates from vineyards situated on long slopes facing the sunrise, allowing rapid soil warm up which aids with maturation.
  • This Premier Cru is long and rich, with fruity flavors and mineral notes.
  • These vines were planted between 1942 and 1989. Lots of chalk here. 12 hectares under their name.
  • Sensational with stewed tripe if you have access to a fresh source for it.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Elaboration: Vinification and ageing on fine lees during 12 months (minimum) in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel tanks.

PRESS

2017 – 93 James Suckling

2018 – 93 Vinous

2019 – 93 Vinous

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

One of Chablis’ most recognizable names, branches of Fèvre family have been producing wine in the region since the early 1800’s.  Nathalie and Gilles Fèvre base themselves in the village of Fontenay-Pres-Chablis, where they operate a Domaine that is impressively large by Chablis standards with over 100 acres under vine in total including a large proportion of classified holdings (Grand Cru Les Preuses, 1er Cru Fourchaume, and 1er Cru Mont de Milieu). It is worth noting that their basic “AC Chablis” holdings are unusually strategic, as most of their acreage sits on the Côte de Fontenay just northeast of the region’s coveted Grand Cru slopes. Nathalie and Gilles are putting the final touches on a new winery that you must see to believe – An impeccably efficient gravity flow setup cut into the side of their main vineyard site in Fontenay. If this is the future of Chablis then the future looks delicious.

Gilles’ Grandfather and father both held the position of President at the leading cooperative La Chablisienne, and Nathalie was the head winemaker at La Chablisienne for 12 years (until recently all of their harvest was delivered to La Chablisienne). You’ll see several different label iterations from this domaine in the market (when we signed them on we had options), and ours pays tribute to the Fèvre family legacy by referencing ancestors Marcel and Blanche.

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