2020 - Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses William Fèvre
Colour
White
Producer
Domaine William Fèvre
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
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2020 CHABLIS GRAND CRU LES PREUSES WILLIAM FÈVRE - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Domaine William Fèvre
Region
Chablis
Grape
Chardonnay
Drinking
2023 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £435.00
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2021

    A combination of three plots, one parcel faces east and the other two southwest, giving both ripeness and steely bite to the wine. A touch of grapefruit gives way to luscious white stone fruits. It opens with elegance and grace, which quietly subside as the power and structure build on the palate. Great length. Top of the class!

  • NM

    Neal Martin, October 2021,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2020 Chablis Les Preuses Grand Cru comes from 2.5 hectares of vines in two locations, one east-facing and one southwest-facing. It has quite a deep, intense nose featuring lemon zest, crushed stone, linden and touches of citrus peel. The cohesive palate is smooth and harmonious with fine salinity, if maybe not quite building on its initial promise, as the finish pulls up just a little short compared to the Bougros. Still, this should age well in bottle. Drink 2024 - 2038

  • BURG

    Burghound, October 2021,
    Score: 93-96

    Aromas of quinine, essence of wet stone and seashore add breadth to the nose of pear, apple and anise. Once again there is fine density and intensity to the mouth coating medium weight flavors that flash outstanding length on the bracingly saline suffused finale. This has already develop very good depth and more will also surely develop. This is potentially outstanding. Don't miss! Drink 2032+

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Producer

Domaine William Fèvre

William Fèvre is one of the great names of Chablis, however, in comparison to many estates in the region, William himself was a relative newcomer. He produced his first crop in 1959 and swiftly built up the estate to have substantial holdings in the town of Chablis. By 1998, the year that Champagne legend Joseph Henriot purchased the domaine, it had grown to 48 hectares. During his life, Joseph Henriot further expanded the estate, so today it owns 78 hectares of vineyards, including 16 hectares of 1ers Crus and 15 hectares of Grands Crus. Under the careful direction of technical director Didier Séguier, William Fèvre is a superb example of how big can be beautiful. The vineyard management for the village wines is organic and the 1ers Crus and Grands Crus vineyards have been biodynamic since 2020. Ensuring his wines embody true terroir style is hugely important to Didier. He avoids new oak for ageing and counts his blessings that sister winery, Bouchard Père Fils in Beaune, is an unlimited source of 2–5-year casks for maturation of his Chablis.

Region

Chablis

Chablis is world famous for its fine white wines produced from the Chardonnay grape. The best vineyards are perched above the winding Serein river and are south or southwest facing ensuring better ripeness in this cooler climate. It has four appellation levels. Petit Chablis is the most modest and simple followed by Chablis, which is the largest and most prominent. Premier cru Chablis is the third largest appellation and encompasses almost 40 different climats or vineyards including the famed Montée de Tonnerre, Fourchaumes and Mont de Milieu. The most noble of all Chablis are the grand crus of which there are 7 climats in total Bougros, Les Preuses, Vaudésir, Grenouilles, Valmur, Les Clos and Blanchot. The wines of Chablis have remained some of the best value in the world, particularly their superb grand crus which can easily cost 50% less than its closest revered white grand cru neighbour, Corton Charlemagne.