2015 Domaine William Fèvre - Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent

2015 Domaine William Fèvre - Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent

8/5/2021, 8:15:07 PM
2015 Domaine William Fèvre - Chablis Premier Cru Vaulorent (93 pts) @williamfevre _chablis ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Chardonnay from the Chablis region of France. Vaulorent is a Premier Cru vineyard on the right side of the Serein River. This climat is almost an extension of the same slope of Grand Cru climats. The vines are planted on chalky clay, marl, and limestone from the Kimmeridgian era. The soil is rich in minerals and oyster fossils. Grapes are hand-harvested and gently pressed. The wine completely goes through malolactic fermentation. The must is half transferred to neutral (~6 years old) French oak barrels for six months, and the other half is transferred to small stainless steel. Altogether, the wine is aged for 14 months before being released. 👁 Medium lemon color 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of grapefruit pith, smoke, flinty, yellow apple, Asian pear, white peach, lemon curd, salted butter, and acacia. 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol (13%), and medium+ body. Overall, more expressive on the palate and a great weight. A medium+ length finish of ripe orchard fruit, smoke, and flint. 🔔 The 2015 Vaulorent is officially my second favorite Premier Cru in Chablis right after Montee de Tonnerre. Both climats are Grand Cru quality in the right producers' hands, but more affordable due to not having the designation that was decided on in 1938. This wine is in a great spot right with a beautiful balance between lovely orchard fruit and reductive mineral notes. It has a great weight on the palate and lovely wet rock texture, keeping it fresh in a lower acid year. Huge fan of this wine, very well done and will improve with further cellaring. 💰 ~$75 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #chardonnay #chablis #williamfevre #chablispremiercru #chabliswine #vaulorent

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