William Fevre Montmains Cru Chablis 2008

Chardonnay from Chablis, France

Item No. 105194
  • white wine
  • WE94
  • ST91
  • W&S91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A structured, lively and mineral wine with good length on the palate. Both straightforward and fresh, with exemplary concentration.

Food-wine matches: Fish, seafood and shellfish, grilled or in a cream sauce. Poultry and white meat, grilled or in a cream sauce.

Serving temperature: 54°.

Critical Acclaim

"A very taut wine. Yes it has richness and weight with ripe fruits, but the main character is dominated by a tense line of acidity, of very crisp fruit and of an intense steely texture. For aging 4-5 years. "
94 Points

"The Fevre 2008 Chablis Montmains – originating, as usual, in Les Forets, Butteaux, and (true) Montmains – reveals a sleek, juicy, invigorating personality, its ripe grapefruit laced with salt, iodine, and fusil notes of crushed stone which carry into a truly penetrating finish. This lean, long-lined cru cuvee should be worth following for 4-6 years if not longer. "
91 Points

"Pale yellow-green. Musky nose suggests fresh herbs and smoky spices; there's something gruner veltliner-like about this. Then rich, spicy and dry on the palate but not yet filled in. The spicy, peppery finish is long and dry, but currently displays a youthfully bitter quality. Range: 89-91"
91 Points

"William Fevre makes a Montmains from its own domaine, as well as this bottling, which includes purchased fruit. This wine's acidity stretches its balance to the limit, matched, somewhat unusually, by rich flavors-salty saltwater taffy flavors, spicy green pear, orange and ginger. It's almost resinous with chalk, the stoniness and acidity merging in wild herbal spice. For the cellar."
91 Points

Learn About William Fevre Map ItMap It

Coming from a family that has been in the Chablis region for more than 250 years, William Fevre's father was already a great wine-maker after World War II. His son William founded the Domaine de la Maladiere and announced his first harvest in 1959. For many years, William Fevre (who to this day enjoys a very good reputation as a defender of historically renowned terroirs)...

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Learn About Chablis

Chablis got a bad rap when its name was plastered on large jug wines in the 1980's and 90's. Luckily, the wine in those jugs has nothing in common with the actual region. Wines produced in Chablis are some of the most unique in the world. Typical descriptors of a classic Chablis include a greenish tinge on the wine, minerality and crisp acidity balanced by a round mouthfeel....

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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