It was a lovely early summer evening that seemed to insist on a grilled dinner and relaxing on the patio. As there was a slight hum of humidity in the air, I fancied a glass with a clean, crisp mineral element to it; I enthusiastically popped open Simonnet-Febvre Millesime Chablis 2009. Founded in 1840, over the years the Febvre family gradually purchased vineyards in some of the best terroirs in Chablis, today the domaine comprises about 9 acres total. In 2003 Simonnet-Febvre was acquired by Maison Louis Latour, who completely renovated the winemaking facilities and has achieved great success with a combination of modern techniques mixed with sustainable vineyard practices. The Millesime Chablis is a value or more accessible Chablis, as the majority of the winery’s production is Grand Cru Chablis.
Pale straw in colour, aromas of balmy honeysuckle and warm, spicy ginger rose from my glass. Fresh green apple was laced with ribbons of sweet clover honey in the light body. Zippy lemon zest and traces of wet slate comprised the crisp finish. Simple and pleasant, this is a friendly glass that enjoys the patio and light meals.
Mis en Bouteille Par Simonnet-Febvre
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*Rated 90 points by Wine Spectator