The Hedonistic Taster

by L.M. Archer

William Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux Limited Edition

Did you know that National Oyster Day is August 5, 2018?

In celebration, what better wine to pair with the briny bivalve than a crisp, clean, mineral-driven Chablis?

It’s a match mach in heaven for a very simple reason –  they’re related.  Chablis, Burgundy’s northwestern-most region of Burgundy, harbors ancient seabeds. Tiny oyster shells transformed over time into Kimmeridgean limestone.

Similar soils also exist along the coast of Dover, and in parts of Champagne and the Loire Valley. But in Chablis, these chalky substrates transmute into incomparable white wines of nervy, tensile verve,  well-suited to seafood.

Organic and biodynamic  producer William Fèvre, a force in Chablis for nearly fifty years, boasts a broad range of Grand and Premier Crus vineyards as part of its 78+ hectares estate. This is a regional white wine sourced from a number of parcels in the area.

To help whet your appetite, Burgundy’s William Fèvre Grands Vins de Chablis pairs up with Rowan Jacobsen, author of The Essential Oyster  and Geography of Oysters in this cool little video – which happens to  pair nicely with my tasting notes below!

 

William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux white Burgundy is produced from 100% sustainably sourced chardonnay.

TASTING NOTES:

Wine:  Willam Fèvre Chablis Champs Royaux Limited Edition

Vintage:  2017

Alcohol:  12.5 %

Link to Producer Specs here.

Suggested Retail: $24.99

Robe:  Pale gold-green hue.

Nose:  Briney, saline-tinged, high-toned white stone fruit aromas.

Bouche:  Meyer lemon, white nectarine, chalky notes; surprisingly supple mouthfeel as the wine opens up, no doubt due to a small amount of neutral-oak aging.

Light body, acid-plus, well-structured, seamless elegance. Brilliant, lingering finish.

Exceptional quality for the price point.

More about William Fèvre Chqblis here.

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