William Fevre Petit Chablis 2019
Region: Burgundy, France
Gold Medal Chablis Wine Competition 2021
Bouquet marked by great freshness, fruity floral and mineral notes. A light and lively wine.
Petit Chablis is a perfect introduction to the world of Chablis' fine wines. Its Portlandian subsoil differs somewhat from other AOCs in the region. However, it still evokes Chablis characteristics with lovely freshness on the palate. The vineyards are planted on hard, brown limestone or sometimes silty, sandy soils.
The grapes are hand harvest. Use of the principle of gravity so as to avoid all pumping, which could harm the quality of the wine. Brief (11⁄2-2 hours) pneumatic pressing to obtain a gentle separation of the solid and liquid parts of the grape. Very light static settling of the juice to preserve enough fine lees so that the alcoholic and malolactic fermentations can occur naturally. The must is run in small stainless steel vats. The wines will be matured 8-10 months in stainless steel vats to preserve freshness.
This wine would be nice served at 12-14 degrees and will pair very well with seafood. Specially some steam Mussels.