Domaine William Fevre Bougros Cote de Bouguerots Chablis Grand Cru 2020
One of the greatest domaines in Chablis. Founded by William Fevre in 1957, its vineyard holdings include 12 hectares of premier cru and 16 hectares of grand Cru vines. The domaines fruit is harvested by hand, a rarity in Chablis, and rigorously sorted at the winery to ensure the highest quality. In recent times the amount of new oak used has been cut back and today the average age of the barrels in the cellar is five years. From the Petit Chablis to the domaines six Grand Cru wines, the quality is superb and the range from Domaine William Fevre is a benchmark for the wines of the region.
One bottle per person
Domaine William Fevre has led the Chablis revival over the past decade with its refined, full bodied, dry white wines, all 100% Chardonnay, of course, as this appellation is devoted entirely and solely to this great white grape variety.
Bougros sits on a very steep slope, with a gradient of more than 30%, facing due south at the foot of the hill. The shallow soil, a mixture of clay and gravel, prevents excessive yields resulting in complex, robust wines.
This wine is 100% Chardonnay grown on clay and gravel on a small 2.11 hectare plot.
Use of the principle of gravity so as to avoid all pumping, which could harm the quality of the wine. Brief (1? - 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 into French oak barrels (aged of 6 years in average) for 50 to 60% of the wine. The remainder is
vinified in small stainless steel vats.
It was aged for 14 to 15 months, of which five to six months on fine lees in French oak barrels, for 50% to 60% of the wine. The end of maturation occurs in small stainless steel vats.
Ideal pairing - langoustines with truffled artichoke cream.