Domaine William Fevre Chablis is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes sourced from William Fevre’s own vineyards which sit on the famous Chablisienne Kimmeridgian subsoil – Chalky clay, marl, and marly limestone from the Kimmeridgian era (the upper Jurassic geological period, 160-140 million years ago).
Domaine William Fevre was founded in 1957 by William Fevre when he began with around 17 acres of vineyards but soon expanded acquiring both 1er Cru and Grand Cru Chablis vineyard sites. The domaine located on either side of the Serein River, Fèvre take great effort to ensure their 50 acres of Chablis AC vineyard are well-tended to produce the purest expression of this wine and its terroir. Fevre himself retired in 1998 and the Domaine was sold to Champagne Henriot. The current winemaker is Didier Seguier who had worked for the Burgundy wine producer Bouchard, who is also owned by Champagne Henriot.
The grapes for the Domaine William Fevre Chablis AC are hand-harvested and then undergo a brief, gentle one and a half-hour pressing. The wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in stainless steel vats to preserve freshness with 5 to 10% of the harvest being aged in in French oak barrels (second and third fill) for 4 to 6 months.