Thursday, August 3, 2017

2015 William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux

2015 William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux

Descended from a family which had lived in the Chablis region for over 250 years, William Fèvre set up as a winemaker with 7 hectares of vineyards in 1959. The domain has expanded in the Chablis region to 78 hectares of vineyards, of which 15.9 hectares are Premiers Crus and 15.2 hectares are Grand Crus. The domain pays attention to environmental concerns and the vines have been cultivated using organic methods for many years. 2015 was considered a fantastic year, with exceptional weather conditions delivering exceptional wines.

While the classic pairing for Chablis is oysters, I'm allergic to all seafood, so we had to get creative with our pairing. We decided on a simple recipe for Chicken Francese over pasta, a definite winner with the lemon and herbs in the recipe playing off the citrus and floral notes in the wine.

Tasting Notes:
Chablis Champs Royaux 2015 Burgundy France: Chardonnay; aged for 8-10 months in 5- to 6-year-old barrels; pale gold in color; citrus, white stone fruit, and floral aromas; more of the same on the palate along with some saline and minerality; pleasant mouthfeel with great acidity with a long, subtly oaky finish; cork closure; (SRP $25).
*Wine provided for editorial purposes - all opinions are my own.

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