Chablis is one of France’s most recognised appellations and is well known for its unoaked flinty chardonnay wines. Fresh and vibrant in youth developing more pronounced minerality with age.
This wine has an aromatic nose with delicious notes of peach, the main feature of this vintage. On the palate there is the freshness and mineral character known to the appellation, with roundness and a lingering finish.
Food Matching: This is a clean and crisp wine and goes really well all kinds of shellfish or indeed any fish. Try it with mussels in a white wine or spicy sauce or go wild, try it with fish and chips, need to be a good chippy though!
Vineyard & Winemaker
In 1840 Jean Febvre, a barrel cooper from Montbard, founded the winery which is now Simonnet-Febvre. Today it remains one of the oldest and most traditional Chablis producers in the region. As well as producing top-quality Grand Cru and Premier Cru Chablis, it makes regional wines such as Côte d’Auxerre and Irancy, It remains the only house in Chablis to produce the regional sparkling wine, Crémant de Bourgogne.
Maison Louis Latour bought the company in 2003, along with a small domaine of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Chablis vineyards. Jean-Philippe Archambaud joined as its winemaker the following year. Before he arrived in Simonnet-Febvre, Jean-Philippe worked and made wine in France and Australia. Since his arrival the wine and packaging have been given a ‘makeover’. The company has moved to a new winery just outside Chablis, near the village of Chitry.
This is is a small wine region producing dry and steely white wines located to the south of the Champagne region. The best vineyard sites, the Grand Crus, lie on the South west facing slopes of the Serein Valley just outside the town of Chablis.