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Viña William Fèvre Pinot Noir Gran Cuvée 2007

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Over the past fifteen years Chilean terroir hunters have sought vineyard sites travelling 1ooo+ kms north and south as well as pushing closer to the coast. What most do not realise is that the Pino family and their partner William Fevre, pioneers in terroir hunting have quietly stayed their course having planted in the mountains at almost 1ooo metres in San Juan almost twenty years ago. Initially, everyone thought the two old men were nuts, but more lately the wines made with mountain fruit on those same Maipo riverbanks [but higher and fresher] have been conquering souls and critics the world over.

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Viña William Fèvre:
The history of wine-making in Chablis goes back to 865 AD with the development of vineyards by the monks of Saint-Martin-de-Tours on slopes facing the Serein River that cuts through that village. At that time and for the centuries that followed, the Chablis wine trade grew substantially thanks to the waterways that made it possible to supply Paris from Auxerre. With the French Revolution, es... Read more
The history of wine-making in Chablis goes back to 865 AD with the development of vineyards by the monks of Saint-Martin-de-Tours on slopes facing the Serein River that cuts through that village. At that time and for the centuries that followed, the Chablis wine trade grew substantially thanks to the waterways that made it possible to supply Paris from Auxerre. With the French Revolution, estates changed hands but remained successful, and the total vineyard surface area reached 38,000 hectares. The end of the 19th century saw the coming of phylloxera in 1887, which wreaked havoc and reduced the vineyards to almost nothing. It was only at the beginning of the 1960s, when the Chablis vineyard surface area was less than 1,000 hectares, that Chablis wine production took off again with the growth of mechanization and setting up of anti-frost systems (another plague for the vines of the region). The current productive vineyard surface area is 4,580 hectares. Read less

Over the past fifteen years Chilean terroir hunters have sought vineyard sites travelling 1ooo+ kms north and south as well as pushing closer to the coast. What most do not realise is that the Pino family and their partner William Fevre, pioneers in terroir hunting have quietly stayed their course having planted in the mountains at almost 1ooo metres in San Juan almost twenty years ago. Initially, everyone thought the two old men were nuts, but more lately the wines made with mountain fruit on those same Maipo riverbanks [but higher and fresher] have been conquering souls and critics the world over.

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