One of the most unusual white wines from Burgundy, Saint-Bris is the only appellation in the region that permits Sauvignon Blanc.
Grown just to the south-west of Chablis, the Saint-Bris AOC sits on the same Kimmeridgian clay soils that are so prevalent throughout Chablis. These soils give the resulting wines an beautifully delicate aroma and minerality, but with a fuller palate, and richer feel than their Loire counterparts.
Domaine William Fevre's Saint-Bris is made with the same meticulous approach as their stunning range of Chablis wines. All the fruit is hand-picked, sorted and then fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. It's wonderfully crisp and light, with herbal nuance and good palate weight. A brilliant Burgundian Sauv Blanc!
Manual harvest in the vineyards.
Use of the principle of gravity so as to avoid all pumping, which could harm the quality of the wine. Pre-fermentation maceration for 12 hours to extract the maximum amount of fruit and all the typicity of the Sauvignon blanc grape variety. Brief pneumatic pressing to obtain a gentle separation of the solid and liquid 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. 8 to 10 months maturation, in small stainless steel vats to preserve freshness.
Fresh, intense bouquet with asserted blackcurrant bud and boxwood notes. Fresh and round on the palate, with spontaneous expression. A wine with exquisite lightness.
One of the greatest domaines in Chablis. Founded by William Fevre in 1957, its vineyard holdings include 12 hectares of premier cru and 16 hectares of grand Cru vines. The domaines fruit is harvested by hand, a rarity in Chablis, and rigorously sorted at the winery to ensure the highest quality. In recent times the amount of new oak used has been cut back and today the average age of the barrels in the cellar is five years. From the Petit Chablis to the domaines six Grand Cru wines, the quality is superb and the range from Domaine William Fevre is a benchmark for the wines of the region.