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It is our great pleasure to introduce:
Gilles and Nathalie Févre
Vineyard: Domaine Nathalie et Gilles Févre
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 in her own right.
This is a wonderful 50 hectare domaine, all planted on Kimmeridgian limestone – 33 hectares of which are village Chablis. The 1er Cru Fourchaume is vinified in stainless steel tanks, as is 1er Cru Mont de Milieu – which also sees a touch of older oak barrels.
They are absolutely delicious, mouthwatering, benchmark examples of pure, incisive, concentrated wines. The gems of the domaine are the 2 hectare plot of 1er Cru Vaulorent (50 year old vines), at the southern tip of Fourchaume, which is 15% barrel fermented and borders Grand Cru Les Preuses – a magnificent 2.5 hectare holding of 55 year old vines, 70% vinified in stainless steel tanks and 30% in oak barrels.
These are exceptional wines from a top quality domaine of increasingly great repute.