Top Rated, Fine Wine from Around
the World Since 2009    
888.876.3013
 

Newsletter

Enter your email address to subscribe to our Newsletter.


2009 William Fevre CHABLIS Champ Royaux


$21.00

Size: 750ML
Add to Cart:


  • Description
     
  • Details
     
  • Expert Ratings
    & Reviews
  • Reviews & Ratings
    Glossary
  • Model: LE
  • Size: 750ML

BH

87

A very fresh nose of mineral reduction, sea breeze and citrus blossom leads to nicely rich, generous and fleshy middle weight flavors that culminate in a clean and crisp finish. Champs Royaux is not a single vineyard Chablis, but rather a quality wine from a number of terrific sites in the appellation vinified precisely in the same manner as Fevre's premier and grand crus. Lean, minerally and very bracing, it is exactly what you want from high-end Chablis, without the correspondingly high-end price!


WA

86

The 2009 Chablis Champs Royaux shows bright citrus fruit and white flowers in a mid-weight style intended for near-term drinking. The Champs Royaux is a blend of equal parts estate and purchased fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014

This is an impressive set of wines from William Fevre and winemaker Didier Seguier. The 2009 harvest began on September 14. Seguier claims the date of harvest has become increasingly important in recent years relative to the past, as warmer temperatures create a narrower window for optimal picking times. All of the wines at Fevre are partially fermented in oak, ranging from 5-10% for the entry-level wines up to 60-70% for the grand crus. Seguier prefers neutral barrels that are on average five years old. In general, the entry-level wines are fermented with commercial yeasts, while the premier and grand crus are fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wines spend four to six months in oak, and are then racked into steel for the completion of their elevage, which lasts about 15 months. The wines are aged on their lees with no batonnage throughout the entirety of this time. Approximately 80% of the estate’s 50 hectares are farmed biodynamically, including all of the premier and grand crus. The 2009 and 2010 vintages were not kind to Fevre in terms of production. In 2009 insects with very selective appetites damaged 20+% of the crop, while in 2010 yields were down as much as 50% because of widespread shatter during flowering. As is the case throughout Chablis, the 2009s are wines built on fruit best-suited for early and mid-term drinking. Unfortunately, I was not able to taste the 2010s, a vintage Seguier describes as more classic, with acidities that are in line with the estate’s 2007s and 2008s. Fevre makes both a Domaine range and a Maison range. I have listed the wines separately for maximum clarity.





Professional Reviewer
Symbol
Robert Parker's 'The Wine Advocate'
WA
Stephen Tanzer's 'International Wine Cellar'
IWC
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator Magazine
WS
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
WE
Allen Meadows 'Burghound' - Burghound.com
BH
Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine - cgcw.com
CGCW
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits Magazine
W&S
Antonio Galloni 'VINOUS' - Vinousmedia.com
VM
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson.com
JR


Content

JUST IN !

Check out all of our
New Arrivials Here!




your alt text here