Founded in 1959, the William Fèvre estate has become an essential reference among Chablis wines over the years. This illustrious Burgundian estate joined the Henriot group in 1998.
The William Fèvre estate watches over an exceptional 78-hectare terroir, including 15.9 hectares classified as Premier Cru and 15.2 as Grand Cru. Certified HEV (High Environmental Value) since 2015, this vineyard enhances, through its patchwork of over 90 distinct plots, all the richness and diversity of the Chablis terroir.
"Bougros" Domaine 2020 by William Fèvre is a Chablis wine that stems from a 6.23-hectare vineyard situated in the furthest north-western part of the Grand Cru terroir. The vines enjoy a south-western sun exposure and are planted between 130 and 170 metres above sea level on fairly deep clay and marl soils.
The vinification and ageing
Harvested by hand, the grapes are placed into vats using a gravity flow method. A short pneumatic press is followed by a light static settling. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations are carried out for 50 to 60% of the must in French oak barrels, 6 years old on average, and in small stainless steel tanks for the remaining grapes. The wine is aged for 14 to 15 months, including 5 to 6 months on fine lees, in the same containers as the fermentation period.
Rich, the nose exudes intense mineral-driven fragrances.
This wine seduces the palate due to its range, its roundness and its beautiful structure.
Food and wine pairing
This Chablis Grand Cru "Bougros" Domaine 2020 by William Fèvre will pair nicely with seafood (fish, , shellfish) as well as poultry and white meats, either grilled or with a creamy sauce. A Breton lobster salad is yet another pleasant match.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 12°C and 14°C.