2018 Simonnet-Febvre Simmonet-Febvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
2018 Simonnet-Febvre Simmonet-Febvre Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Simonnet-Febvre Grand Cru Les Clos reveals green hues in the glass with a complex nose of exotic fruits, hazelnuts, and vanilla. An ample mouthfeel is balanced by a linear tension and a mineral finish. Initially very closed, this 2018 wine always develops exceptionally well over time without losing its minerality. It is the most masculine and uniquely characterful of the Grand Cru wines that require ageing. The king of the Grands Crus appellation: a rich, luscious wine with great complexity of flavours. The wine, above all other, for keeping.
Founded in 1840, Maison Simonnet-Febvre owns vineyards in Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu and Chablis Grand Cru Preuses. It is a traditional Chablis winery amongst the oldest in the area. Bought by Maison Louis Latour in 2003, it is nowadays led by Paul Espitalié who managed to inspire a new dynamic while keeping its independence by running it as a separate enterprise with its own house style.
Nowadays Simonnet-Febvre produces a wide range of wines expressing the different terroirs of Chablis. Maison Simonnet-Febvre’s style is asserted with the same conviction throughout the whole range of wines, from our famous Saint-Bris to our outstanding Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos”.
We carry on our historical legacy by being the only winery in Chablis to produce a range of Crémants de Bourgogne. Owning 15 hectares of vineyards in the Auxois area which is halfway between Chablis and Beaune, Simonnet-Febvre is trying to restore the former grandeur to this once glorious terroir of Burgundy.
Our old buildings in Chablis and our modern winery in Chitry-le-Fort enable us to fully express the unique character of the vineyards of Chablis while preserving traditions from over a century ago.