Simonnet Febvre Chablis 2018
Simonnet Febvre Chablis
Simonnet Febvre Chablis reveals intense fruity aromas alongside mineral notes. On the palate it is fresh and generous with a persistent, saline finish.
Founded in 1840, Maison Simonnet-Febvre owns vineyards in Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu and Chablis Grand Cru Preuses. It is a traditional Chablis winery amongst the oldest in the area. Bought by Maison Louis Latour in 2003, it is nowadays led by Jean-Philippe Archambaud who managed to inspire a new dynamic while keeping its independence by running it as a separate enterprise with its own house style.
Nowadays Simonnet-Febvre produces a wide range of wines expressing the different terroirs of Chablis. Maison Simonnet-Febvre's style is asserted with the same conviction throughout the whole range of wines, from our famous Saint-Bris to our outstanding Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos".
Owning 15 hectares of vineyards in the Auxois area which is halfway between Chablis and Beaune, Simonnet-Febvre is trying to restore the former grandeur to this once glorious terroir of Burgundy. These vineyards were destroyed when the phylloxera crisis hit the area in the 19th century. It has progressively been replanted and has today regained its prestige.
Simonnet-Febvre offers a wide range of village appellations from these vineyards - Saint-Bris, Irancy - as well as regional appellations such as Bourgogne Epineuil made of Pinot Noir, Bourgogne Vézelay made of Chardonnay and Bourgogne Aligoté made of the grape of the same name.
Saint Bris is the only AOC white wine of Burgundy made of Sauvignon Blanc. A popular wine, it is lovely and easy to drink with fresh aromas of exotic fruits, cut grass and citrus fruits.
Maison Simonnet-Febvre own vineyards in Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu and Chablis Grand Cru Preuses.
In the Autumn of 2019 Simonnet-Febvre launched their first Organic Chablis range consisting of four wines: Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru Montmains and Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume. These grapes are all sourced from certified vineyards and the wines are made in house by Paul Espitalie, Simonnet-Febvre's new winemaker and Director.