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William Fevre Champ Royaux Chablis 2011

Member Review by Dennis Lim:

Rich citrus nose and fruity on palate, even sweet!

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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

Member Reviews for William Fevre Champ Royaux Chablis

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Snooth User: Dennis Lim
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4.00 5
12/31/2014

Rich citrus nose and fruity on palate, even sweet!


Snooth User: meches9
132292526
4.00 5
07/22/2013

Clean light beginning. A little apple flavor. Sits in front. A nice summer drink to start the evening


Snooth User: smuratore
866360541
3.50 5
05/01/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: hamiltonzg1
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/31/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for William Fevre Champ Royaux Chablis

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/25/2014

Bottled three weeks before I tasted it in late June, Fevre’s 2012 Chablis Champ Royaux — based, as usual, on purchased fruit — offers a juicy amalgam of honeydew and lime on a glossy palate, leading to a relatively simple but refreshing, invigorating and persistent finish. Plan to enjoy it through 2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

The apple, peach and mineral flavors play off the vibrant structure, while the texture remains smooth and generous. Has good regional character. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/25/2014

A tightly wound, bracing white, featuring lemon and Granny Smith apple flavors, which lead to a chalky feel on the finish. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Apple, melon and mineral notes mingle in this vibrant, balanced white, which lingers with a Granny Smith flavor and a mouthwatering impression. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/11/2011

Round, with peach, yellow plum and a hint of mineral. A firm structure keeps this focused, with a hint of lemon zest on the finish. Drink now through 2010.



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