The Maison & Domain of Simonnet-Febvre were founded in 1840 by Jean Febvre, a barrel maker by trade from the town of Montbard. In the early days, the house was known for its sparkling Chardonnays from Chablis, known today as Crémant de Bourgogne. Over the years, the Febvres acquired holdings in some of the greatest terroirs in Chablis. Today, the domain comprises approximately 9 acres, crowned by a 2/3 acre plot in the Grand Cru vineyard of Les Preuses with 3.5 acres of 1er Cru Mont de Milieu and 4.7 acres of communal Chablis vineyards.
In 2003, Simonnet-Febvre was purchased by Maison Louis Latour. Since its purchase, the Latours have completely renovated the winemaking facilities, installing new stainless steel tanks and pneumatic presses. The vineyards have been reworked using the same sustainable vineyard practices utilized in Latour’s 125 acre domain in the Côte d’Or. Maison Louis Latour also hired a new winemaker, Jean-Philippe Archambaud.
Like Champagne, this Crémant is made using the Méthode Traditionelle, however, since it is from France's Burgundy wine region, it is referred to as a Crémant, not Champagne. The Simonnet-Febvre Crémant de Bourgogne Blanc is a blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir from 20 year old vines grown on clay and limestone soils – typical of the Chablis region. The result is a wine with fine bubbles, that is fresh on the nose with aromas of ripe yellow fruits. Drink this wine chilled as an aperitif, paired with a variety of hors d'oeuvres, or with a main course including rich seafood such as lobster and/or scallops.
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