William Fèvre - Chablis - Fourchaume - 1er Cru

88 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
William Fèvre - Chablis - Fourchaume - 1er Cru - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

William Fèvre - Chablis - Fourchaume - 1er Cru

88 points - The Wine Advocate
92 points - The Wine Advocate
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Lemon oil subtly pervades the mossy nose on this wine with richness and generosity. The juicy palate adds zestiness that plays above rounded, smooth yeastiness. Towards the finish this taper towards limestone depth, ending with a long echo of lemon. Lovely now, the wine will show its truer self with bottle age.
The 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume offers up aromas of lemon oil, white flowers, and oyster shell. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, ample, and delicately glossy, with tangy acids, an open knit, giving core and a bright, saline finish. This is an immediate, charming Fourchaume that is already showing well.
Lemon oil subtly pervades the mossy nose on this wine with richness and generosity. The juicy palate adds zestiness that plays above rounded, smooth yeastiness. Towards the finish this taper towards limestone depth, ending with a long echo of lemon. Lovely now, the wine will show its truer self with bottle age.
The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume comes from eight parcels on main soils within the lieu-dit of Vaulorent. It has a delightful bouquet with scents of fresh pear, a hint of marzipan; it is sweet and charming while retaining Chablis-like austerity and poise. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, well poised with a touch of salinity developing towards the harmonious finish. This is another excellent wine from William Fèvre.

William Fèvre is a renowned producer of Chablis wines, and their Fourchaume 1er Cru is a true gem in their collection. This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the Fourchaume vineyard, which is located on the right bank of the Serein river in the heart of the Chablis appellation.

The taste profile of this wine is truly exceptional. On the nose, you'll find aromas of white flowers, citrus fruits, and a hint of minerality. On the palate, the wine is crisp and refreshing, with a perfect balance of acidity and fruitiness. The finish is long and elegant, leaving a pleasant aftertaste that will linger on your palate.

The history of William Fèvre dates back to 1959, when the eponymous founder purchased his first vineyard in Chablis. Since then, the estate has grown to encompass over 78 hectares of vineyards, all of which are located in the best terroirs of the Chablis appellation. Today, the estate is run by the fourth generation of the Fèvre family, who continue to produce exceptional wines that showcase the unique character of the Chablis terroir.

If you're looking for the perfect wine to enjoy with seafood, William Fèvre's Fourchaume 1er Cru is an excellent choice. Its crisp acidity and minerality make it a perfect match for oysters, crab, and other shellfish. It also pairs well with grilled fish, sushi, and other light dishes.

Overall, William Fèvre's Fourchaume 1er Cru is a wine that truly embodies the essence of Chablis. Its exceptional taste profile, rich history, and versatility make it a must-try for any wine lover. So why not treat yourself to a bottle today and experience the magic of Chablis for yourself?

Lemon oil subtly pervades the mossy nose on this wine with richness and generosity. The juicy palate adds zestiness that plays above rounded, smooth yeastiness. Towards the finish this taper towards limestone depth, ending with a long echo of lemon. Lovely now, the wine will show its truer self with bottle age.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Chablis
Producer:
William Fevre
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
Style:
Premier Cru
Serving temp:
8° - 10° C
ABV:
12.5%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Shellfish, Crab, Lobster, Goat Cheese, Green Vegetables, Fresh Herbs and Aromatic Dishes

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William Fevre

William Fevre

William Fevre is a renowned wine producer based in the Chablis region of France. The history of the estate dates back to the 18th century when the Fevre...

William Fevre is a renowned wine producer based in the Chablis region of France. The history of the estate dates back to the 18th century when the Fevre family started cultivating vineyards in the region. Today, the estate is known for producing some of the finest Chablis wines in the world.

The style of production at William Fevre is focused on traditional winemaking techniques that have been passed down through generations. The vineyards are located on the slopes of the Chablis region, which is known for its unique terroir. The soil is rich in limestone, which gives the wines their characteristic minerality and acidity.

The estate produces a range of wines, including Chablis, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru. The Chablis wines are made from Chardonnay grapes and are known for their crisp acidity and citrus notes. The Premier Cru wines are made from grapes grown in specific vineyards that have been designated as Premier Cru. These wines are more complex and have a greater depth of flavor. The Grand Cru wines are made from grapes grown in the best vineyards in the region and are considered to be some of the finest wines in the world.

William Fevre is committed to sustainable winemaking practices and has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce their environmental impact. The estate has adopted organic and biodynamic farming practices, which help to maintain the health of the soil and the vines. They also use natural methods to control pests and diseases, which reduces the need for chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Overall, William Fevre is a producer that is dedicated to producing high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Chablis region. Their commitment to traditional winemaking techniques and sustainable practices has earned them a reputation as one of the finest wine producers in the world.

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Burgundy

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy can cast fear into the heart of even a seasoned wine pro, but fear not – the region need only be as complicated as you want it to be. Yes, it is home to some of the most expensive wines in the known universe, but there are also tasty and affordable wines.

Main grapes:

Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Chablis

Chablis

Chablis is a wine appellation located in the northernmost part of the Burgundy region in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest white wines...

Chablis is a wine appellation located in the northernmost part of the Burgundy region in France. The region is known for producing some of the finest white wines in the world, made from the Chardonnay grape variety. The Chablis appellation covers an area of approximately 5,000 hectares, with vineyards planted on hillsides overlooking the Serein River.

The history of winemaking in Chablis dates back to the Roman era, when the region was known for producing high-quality wines. However, it was not until the Middle Ages that the wines of Chablis gained widespread recognition. In the 19th century, the phylloxera epidemic devastated the vineyards of Chablis, but the region was able to recover and rebuild its reputation as a producer of world-class wines.

The style of production in Chablis is unique, with a focus on producing wines that are crisp, mineral-driven, and expressive of their terroir. The vineyards of Chablis are planted on Kimmeridgian limestone, a type of soil that is rich in marine fossils and minerals. This soil gives the wines of Chablis their distinctive minerality and complexity.

The Chardonnay grape is the only grape variety allowed in the production of Chablis wines. The grape is known for its versatility and ability to express the terroir of the region. The wines of Chablis are typically unoaked, allowing the natural flavors and aromas of the grape and the terroir to shine through.

There are four main appellations within the Chablis region: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, and Chablis Grand Cru. Petit Chablis is the most basic appellation, with wines that are light and refreshing, perfect for everyday drinking. Chablis is the most widely produced appellation, with wines that are crisp and mineral-driven, with notes of green apple and citrus. Chablis Premier Cru wines are more complex and full-bodied, with flavors of honey, hazelnut, and white flowers. Chablis Grand Cru wines are the most prestigious, with wines that are rich and full-bodied, with flavors of ripe fruit, honey, and toasted nuts.

In conclusion, Chablis is a unique and special wine appellation that produces some of the finest white wines in the world. The region's focus on terroir-driven winemaking, combined with the versatility of the Chardonnay grape, results in wines that are complex, mineral-driven, and expressive of their terroir. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a casual wine drinker, a bottle of Chablis is sure to impress.

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