Get to know: Domaine N&G Fevre, Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume 2021
The Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume, is made using fruit from 10 hectares of east facing vines, planted mainly between 1952 and 1989. Vinified entirely in stainless steel. This is a very classic Chablis, very clean and lean with light apple and peach fruit and acidity that builds to an intense finish. Beautifully balanced, this wine can be enjoyed on release or cellared for up to 5 years.
Gilles and Nathalie Fèvre met at university where they both qualified as oenologists. Gilles is in charge of viticulture and Nathalie oversees vinification.
Gilles’ great grandfather began growing grapes and making wine in and around the village of Fontenay-Près-Chablis over a hundred years ago. They have now been joined by their daughter Julie – a qualified agricultural engineer and oenologue.
This is a wonderful 50-hectare domaine, all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone – 33 hectares of which are village Chablis.
They are absolutely delicious, mouth-watering, benchmark examples of pure, incisive, concentrated wines.