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Fevre, William

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The Winery

Domaine William Févre

"Wine is sunlight, held together by water."
- Galileo

One of the most celebrated and sought after wines in Chablis, William Févre founded the winery he chose as his namesake in 1957. With over 100 acres planted to grand and premier cru, Févre has grown immensely since being sold to Joseph Henriot, a Champagne house, while Févre moved to Chile to practice oenology abroad.

Stylistically, the wines are oaky, sometimes too oaky for those with low threshold. Since the winey changed hands, the oak treatment has curtailed quite a bit. The delicate fruit is always hand harvested, to ensure intact and uncompromised grapes. Févre himself was incredibly dedicated to the Chablis grape, and fought hard to keep fine lines drawn as to what qualified and what didn’t, and making sure the term was not bastardized. These wines are classic, quintessential Chablis. Vintages to look out for include 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005.

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