Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2017
This is a Premier Cru that many believe should be elevated to Grand Cru status, such is the quality obtained from it. And Domaine Fèvre’s Premier Cru Fourchaume certainly lives up to that. These vines from the long slopes on the right bank of the Serein face the rising sun, trapping in the heat and giving the wines power and elegance. Domaine Fèvre make this wine in stainless steel so that oak doesn’t mask the brilliance of its terroir. Their vines, some of which were planted as long ago as 1942, provide intensely concentrated fruit. The result is a vegan-friendly Chablis that’s a masterpiece of honeyed fruit, tangy citrus, stony minerality and creamy texture. Sip it as an aperitif alongside salted nuts, or let it loose around any kind of white fish, charcuterie boards, mild curries, smoked salmon on a cream cheese smeared bagel, avocado on toast with a sprinkle of sea salt or anything drizzled with salsa verde.
The name Fevré is synonymous with the finest Chablis, with the family extending throughout the region. This particular branch in Fontenay-Près-Chablis is now headed up by its fourth generation. The wines are made by Nathalie, her husband Gilles tends the vines, and their daughter Julie looks set to follow in the family footsteps, as she has recently qualified as an agricultural engineer and oenologist. This particular label pays homage to Marcel, Gilles’ great grandfather and the pioneer behind this family business. Marcel lived to be 100, whether that was all the excellent Chablis, the hard work in the vineyards or the support of his wife Blanche, we’re not sure. The Fevré family own around 50 hectares of well-placed vineyards, all on Chablis’ famous Kimmeridgian limestone flecked with its fossilised oyster, proof that this was once a great sea.£4.27 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2990463
Style No.: 734818
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