2014 William Fevre Chablis 1er Cru Montmains,
Burgundy, Chablis, France
As Tasted At Fine Vintage Sensory Master Class, Chicago, Illinois
William Fevre Chablis
1er Cru Montmains
May 5, 2018
Fine Vintage Sensory Master Class,
Wine Maker’s Notes:
“Combining lovely fruitiness with freshness and characteristic minerality, Chablis is a wine region with global renown. Domaine William Fèvre’s vineyards sit on Kimmeridgian subsoil and enjoy ideal exposures for the production of a very fine wine.
GRAPE VARIETY: Chardonnay
GROUND OF THE APPELATION: Marls and clayey limestone from the kimmeridgian
APPELATION SURFACE: 3400 hectares
VINIFICATION: Use of the principle of gravity so as to avoid all pumping, which could harm the quality of the wine. Brief (11⁄2-2 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 in small stainless steel vats.
MATURING: 8 to 10 months in stainless steel vats to preserve freshness.”
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