Vintage 2021

Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, Domaine William Fèvre

Product Code: WF2421WC

Tasting Notes

Pronounced nose of fruit and flowers, with lovely freshness and a few mineral touches. Generous palate with lovely roundness. Drink with fish, seafood and shellfish, grilled or in a cream sauce.

Profile

Chardonnay
12.5
FRANCE
6
Cork
William Fevre
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            [Notes1] => Pronounced nose of fruit and flowers, with lovely freshness and a few mineral touches. Generous palate with lovely roundness. Drink with fish, seafood and shellfish, grilled or in a cream sauce.
            [Notes2] => VINEYARD
Located on the Côte des Vaillons, this appellation has 8 distinct « lieux dits ». With a soil base more 
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• GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
• SOIL AND SUBSOIL OF CHABLIS: Chalky clay, marl, and marly limestone from the 
Kimmeridgian era (the upper Jurassic geological period, 160-140 million years ago).
Located on either side of the Serein River. Rich in minerals and oyster fossils, giving the 
mineral character typical of the wines of Chablis.
• SURFACE AND LOCALISATION OF THE APPELLATION: 104 hectares on the left 
bank of the Serein River.
• SURFACE AND LOCATION OF OUR PARCELS: 3.65 hectares with a southeast exposure, 
mainly on the Vaillons, Châtains, Mélinots and Roncières parcels
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            [MediaNotes] => Burghound 	91-93
Decanter 	93
Jasper Morris 	91-93
The world of fine wine 	87

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                    [Notes1] => Domaine William Fèvre has remained faithful to its tradition of 
excellence by retaining the purity of terroir and adhering to 
rigorous and meticulous attention to details in all areas of production. The  78ha of vineyards, separated into 90 parcels offer huge scope for the wines at all levels. Over half of the vineyards are Premier and Grand Cru sites. Two thirds of the domaine have been grown 
organically since 2006, with biodynamic methods practised since 2010. In 2015 the Domaine was certified with the highest level of HVE. The resulting terroir expression and life in the glass highlights the relevance of these techniques in the vineyard. Cellar Master Didier Séguier uses no oak on his regional Chablis, with just older barrels of over 6 years on the Premier and Grand Cru wines.
“Minerality is a bit of a Chablis trademark and it shines through with a thousand nuances in each of our wines.” 
Didier Séguier – Cellar Master
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About this product +

Viticulture >

VINEYARD Located on the Côte des Vaillons, this appellation has 8 distinct « lieux dits ». With a soil base more limestone than clay, sitting on hard, compact Portlandian limestone, it represents all the different types of Chablis terroir under one appellation. • GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay • SOIL AND SUBSOIL OF CHABLIS: Chalky clay, marl, and marly limestone from the Kimmeridgian era (the upper Jurassic geological period, 160-140 million years ago). Located on either side of the Serein River. Rich in minerals and oyster fossils, giving the mineral character typical of the wines of Chablis. • SURFACE AND LOCALISATION OF THE APPELLATION: 104 hectares on the left bank of the Serein River. • SURFACE AND LOCATION OF OUR PARCELS: 3.65 hectares with a southeast exposure, mainly on the Vaillons, Châtains, Mélinots and Roncières parcels

Winemaking >

KNOW-HOW • HARVEST: Manual • VINIFICATION: 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 into French oak barrels (aged of 6 years in average) for 40 to 50% of the harvest. The remainder is vinified in small stainless steel vats. • MATURING: 13 to 14 months, of which 5 to 6 months on fine lees in French oak barrels, for 40 to 50% of the harvest. The end of maturation occurs in small stainless steel vats.

Awards +

Burghound 91-93
Decanter 93
Jasper Morris 91-93
The world of fine wine 87

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