91 Points- Wine Advocate
"The 2014 Chablis 1Er Cru Fourchaume has a composed bouquet with apple blossom, fresh pear and granitic scents that are well defined and focused. The palate is fresh and vibrant with a keen line of acidity, plenty of green apple and grapefruit notes with that acidity enlivening and lending tension on the finish. This is a well-crafted Fourchaume that should offer several years of drinking pleasure."- WIne Advocate
Chablis, Burgundy, France
They say that the apple never falls far from the tree. We say that the grape never falls far from the vine. Each fruit has the ability to evoke a sense of place in its flavor, but specific to the world of wine, we often describe an unmistakable sense of place, or terroir, based on the soil composition beneath its vines. The soil in which the fruit-bearing vines are planted does indeed translate in the aromas and tastes of great wines. The Chardonnay grapes from Chablis in Burgundy are in a league of their own, delivering a strident sense of place or terroir which is delivered in its palpable minerality, elegance and roundness.
The 2014 Domaine Fevre 1er Cru Chablis is from one of the best-known Premier Cru vineyards in Chablis, Fourchaume. This vineyard is revered for its distinct soil composition of mostly limestone and marine clay that beget a distinctive Chardonnay-based white wine with more richness, roundness and lemony-flavors than typical Chablis. The Domaine Fevre reveals structure, richness, elegant minerality with a distinct viscous feel in the mouth expressing flavors of peach, lemon, apple and ripe melon. This Chablis is perfectly-balanced in its minerality while possessing a long, lingering finish that just keeps on delivering the fruit and stone notes.
The 2914 Domaine Fevre 1er Cru Chablis represents one of the most impressive manifestations of the Chardonnay grape. Receiving stellar ratings of 93 from Wine Spectator and a 92 from Wine Advocate, this wine is perfect for those who love the richness of Chardonnay without the bracing aicidity and crisp minerality of other Chablis. The 2014 Domaine Fevre 1er Cru Chablis, Fourchaume delights with complexity and a mellowness that pairs perfectly with fish, seafood, shellfish and poultry, especially in a rich cream sauce.
Very aromatic bouquet, combining fruity and floral notes. Nicely elegant palate that blends power, raciness and roundness.
With a family history dating back 250 years in the Chablis region, William Fèvre’s father was already a great wine-maker after World War II. His son William founded the Domaine de la Maladière and announced his first harvest in 1959. For many years, William Fèvre (who to this day enjoys a very good reputation as a defender of historically renowned terroirs), has worked each plot keenly and skillfully so as to make wine whose personality reflects the authenticity of the soils from which they spring.
In 1998, the venerable Henriot family from Champagne succeeded him. The Domaine was taken up with the desire to make indisputably genuine and fine wines, bringing along a very personal expertise in Chardonnay. All the efforts have but one goal – to finely express the most subtle variations in the greatest Chablis crus.
William Fèvre owns the widest array of Grands Crus and benefits from ideal conditions to produce excellent Chablis. Located on “historical” terroirs, dating from before the extension of the vineyard areas that occurred in the 1970’s, the William Fèvre Domaine is at the very heart of the vineyards, on soil that mixes marl and clay-rich lime, as well as a Kimmeridgian subsoil rich in minerals and oyster fossils that give Chablis its unique mineral character.
Pairs well with fish, seafood and shellfish, grilled or in a cream sauce. Poultry and white meat, grilled or in a cream sauce.