Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons 2018 750ml
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- One of the top wines from Chablis Vaillons that people are searching for. Nevertheless, there has been a lowering of demand over the past year.
- A diverse array of wines are made by this producer including those from grapes Pinot Noir, Rare Red Blend, Cinsaut, Cesar, Chardonnay – Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Aligote.
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Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Premier wine is an excellent example of the characteristics of a Chablis wine: freshness, acidity, minerality and notes of flowers and fruit. Well-rounded and charming, this wine has a final note of minerality on the palate and is a good compromise between the acidity and fruit. It is generous, has a good length and is very typical of Chablis.
Simonnet-Febvre Chablis Premier is an expressive bouquet of honeysuckle, fresh peach, and ripe citrus oil introduce the 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons, a medium to full-bodied, expansive wine with a satiny attack, a succulent core of fruit, and a saline finish. This is a very typical and nicely executed rendition of Vaillons.
Pristine concentration and complexity of flavor are the hallmarks of Simonet-Febvre, a revered maker in Chablis. Stonefruits and ruby grapefruit with grilled nuts, owing no doubt to Simonet-Febvre’s insistence on aging their Premier-Cru wines on lees for over a year. Has all the zippy-freshness you would expect from a high-level Chablis.
The Maison & Domaine of Simonnet-Febvre were founded in 1840 by Jean Febvre, a barrel maker by trade from the town of Montbard. In the early days, the house was known for its sparkling Chardonnays from Chablis, known today as Crémants de Bourgogne. Over the years, the Febvres acquired holdings in some of the greatest terroirs in Chablis.
Chardonnay is the world’s most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Although the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.