This delivers Grand Cru quality - 2011 Fevre Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent

Posted by Ian McFadden

Grand Cru in Everything But Name
2011 Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent
Lowest Price in the Nation

"As is often the case, this delivers Grand Cru quality."

A mere path separates Vaulorent from the Grand Cru Les Preuses (see the map below).

The short story here is that Vaulorent is Grand Cru in everything but name... and price

When it comes to delivering value in white Burgundy, Fèvre may very well be without peer. Since being taken over by Henriot in the late nineties, Fèvre has quickly climbed the ranks in Chablis, claiming their place beside the region's two benchmarks, Vincent Dauvissat and François Raveneau. Yet, they have remained very fairly priced.

John Gilman calls Vaulorent "one of my absolute favorite vineyards in all of Chablis." For us, along with Raveneau's Butteux and MdT and Dauvissat's Forest, Fèvre's Vaulorent is on our short list of favorite 1er Crus.

When you taste Fèvre's Vaulorent, it's hard not to find wisdom in the statement. In Fèvre's hands, Vaulorent reaches a saturating chalky minerality, a depth of flavor and a striking elegance that places it squarely in Grand Cru territory.

We've been behind Fèvre's Vaulorent for many years and judging by how fast it sells out, there's a huge Vaulorent fan club out there. Fans of Fèvre's Vaulorent won't be disappointed by the 2011 edition - Fèvre nailed the vintage.

The easiest way to describe the 2011 vintage in Chablis is that it takes the freshness of a vintage like 2010 and combines it with riper, more generous vintages like 2005. The key move in the vintage was maintaining the acidity, and Fèvre judged this incredibly well.

Fèvre's 2011 Vaulorent possesses a beautiful vividness, cut and energy. There's an impressive density of mineral and floral notes with the precision and fine-ness that Fevre's Vaulorent always struts.

Burghound isn't shy on Fèvre's 2011 Vaulorent. He places it in the "Don't miss! Outstanding" category. We couldn't agree more.

Few Burgundies overdeliver the way Fèvre's Vaulorent does. The smart move is to stock up. The value is just too big to miss.

Please give us your maximum order, and we'll do our best to allocate fairly.

To order, reply to this email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2011 Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent