Producer: Domaine Fèvre
The Fèvre name is synonymous with top-quality Chablis and this branch of the family, headed by husband and wife Gilles and Nathalie, continue as fourth generation to produce outstanding, hugely typical wines from their 43 ha holdings around Fontenay-près-Chablis.
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Their modern cellars on the edge of the vineyards are run by oenologist Nathalie with their daughter Julie influencing the direction of the domaine as she completes her college courses and gets more involved. Small stainless-steel tanks are used to preserve the personalities of each Chablis they make, and there is a light hand with the oak. Gilles meanwhile is immersed in the viticulture, more and more natural he insists, of their considerable holdings in the Les Preuses grand cru as well as Vaulorent, Mont de Mileu and Fourchaume 1er cru vineyards. Their ‘village’ Chablis is outstanding too. Fèvre wines exhibit exquisite balance between intensity of fruit and the clean, pure flavours which are the hallmarks of great Chablis. Add in the finesse and complexity from these prime sites and you can expect world-class wines.