William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Preuses’ 2018

William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru ‘Les Preuses’ 2018

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William Fèvre Les Preuses is an exceptional Grand Cru combining and balancing the influence of two very different sites for a total of 2.55ha (22% of the appellation) - both on a limestone bed but with variations in topsoil and slope incline. The first one rests at the northern part of the appellation, where gentle slopes and dense, compact, clay-rich soil produce rounder and softer wines. The second one lies on the steeper slope further south, bringing freshness and minerality to the wine. William Fèvre blends both to produce a wine combining roundness, elegance, and intense minerality.

The grapes are manually harvested, and very minimal intervention is used in the winemaking process to assure natural fermentation. 50% of the wine is vinified in neutral French oak barrels for 5-6 months before finishing maturation in small steel vats.

Press Notes:

94 points, William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate – “The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses is another beautiful wine from Fèvre, wafting from the glass with pretty aromas of orange blossom, oyster shells, citrus zest and fresh pear. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, it's ample but precise, with racy acids and an intensely saline, mineral finish.”