William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros ‘Côte Bouguerots’ 2018

William Fèvre Chablis Grand Cru Bougros ‘Côte Bouguerots’ 2018

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'Côte Bouguerots' is a specific plot in the very southeast corner of the Bougros Grand Cru vineyard where William Fevre owns roughly half of the appellation (6.23ha). When the Henriot family took over in 1998, they recognized the 2.11ha Côte Bouguerots site as a clearly distinct sub-climat and decided to bottle it standalone. It sits on a very steep slope with a gradient of more than 30%, facing south at the foot of the hill. This particular parcel is quite special with thinner soils composed of a blend of clay and pebbles and it has been farmed biodynamically since 2010. The vineyard is manually harvested and, in the winery, as with all our wines, the wine is transferred via gravity flow to not interrupt or damage the wine with pumps. 50-60% of the wine is vinified in neutral French oak barrels on fine lees for 6 months before stainless steel maturation.

Press Notes:

94 points, William Kelley, Robert Parker Wine Advocate – “The 2018 Chablis Grand Cru Bougros Côte Bouguerots has turned out very well, unwinding in the glass with bright aromas of white flowers, citrus zest, crisp orchard fruit, crushed stones and oyster shell. Medium to full-bodied, deep and tightly wound, it's racy and incisive, with bright acids and a searingly mineral finish. As usual, this is a cuvée that will appeal to Chablis purists.”