The name Fèvre has history in Chablis, Giles has traced his family back to 1745 and during the 19th century an ancestor, Zephyr, already had vines in Vaulorent. The domaine continues to grow and now they have 50ha of vines. Nathalie worked at La Chablisienne, the local and high-quality co-operative until 2004 when Domaine Nathalie & Giles Fèvre was born. They are now joined by their daughter Julie, not yet 30 but already handy in the vineyard and cellar.
Both winemakers and complementary in the organization of the field, Nathalie and Gilles divide the tasks. Passionate about the work of a winemaker, Gilles takes care of the vines, with the aim of respecting the heritage passed down through the generations. Thus, they work in reasoned production, limiting interventions to the vine to allow the terroirs to express themselves as much as possible.
One of the possible explanations behind this Climat’s name is quite sinister; ‘Fourche’ (fork) might refer to a fork in the road or else a gibbet!
This Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume (one of the most noted Chablis 1ers crus) originates from vineyards situated on long slopes facing the sunrise, allowing rapid soil warm up which aids quality maturing. Chardonnay (planted between 1942 and 1989) Kimmeridgian soil. Vinification and ageing on fine lees during 12 months (minimum) in air-conditioned stainless steel tanks. Measured filtration.
Chablis is known for its incredible structure and mouth-watering salinity. If you haven’t had the pleasure of falling in love with Chablis yet, what are you waiting for?
The shiny, clear, pale hued Chablis exudes white fruits notes. The swirl reveals more intense and complex aromas, fresh, elegant, as well as a light mineral reduction to tie it all up. The palate is fresh, elegant, and vigorous: great volume, lovely white fruits persistence and delicate vibrant mineral, pure, superb balance.
Ideal with cooked oysters, and a wonderful accompaniment to the local specialty Jambon au Chablis, curried shrimps or vegetable sushi rolls