A sleeper of the vintage, Fèvre's 2019 Chablis Village opens in the glass with notes of citrus oil, white flowers, crisp green apple and oyster shell. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and chiseled, it's taut and concentrated, with racy acids and a long, chalky finish. Produced from some 40 hectares of vineyards, averaging around 50 years old, this was cropped at yields of 43 hectoliters per hectare. Unusually intense and structured, readers willing to give this cuvée a bit of bottle age will be rewarded.
A pronounced mineral reduction character is present on the ripe aromas of poached, pear apple and citrus confit. There is fine density and intensity to the focused yet opulent medium-bodied flavors that exhibit impressive power for a villages-level wine on the slightly warm finale. Worth a look.