We have a limited amount from this back vintage of Vaulorent, which is one of the lesser-known premier crus from Fevre, but it is still a great bottle and is incredible in 2020. Valourant is almost a continuation of the Grand Cru terroir and sits next to Les Preuses. A 17-hectare vineyard, Fevre owns 3.6 hectares, and due to the proximity of its incredible neighbors, this wine shows a fantastic level of power and minerality. 2020 is a beautiful Chablis vintage accounting for some of the best wines that Fevre has ever produced, with Valourent being one of the best examples ever. As Gilman notes below, in this vintage winemaker, Didier Seguier only bottled the best parcels of old vines, which is why this year is so good. The 2020s have serious complexity and dazzling examples of Chablis that are loving cellar time and will only continue to improve with a bit of age. 2020 is also the first year that Fevre became officially organic certified after a decade of practicing. Refined, powerful, complex, fresh, and energetic are just a few ways to describe Fevre this vintage, and this is one of the top premier crus here this vintage, neck and neck with the Montee de Tonerre
John Gilman 94+ points! "I am always impressed that Didier Séguier chooses to only bottle the finest parcels of old vines in Vaulorent under that label, with the remainder of the domaine’s holdings being bottled under a Fourchaume label. But, when one tastes this hard on the heels of the very fine Fourchaume domaine wine, one can see that these old vines are a step up in quality. The bouquet of the 2020 Vaulorent jumps from the glass in a stunning blend of pear, apple, tart orange, lemon zesty, a kaleidoscopic base of limestone minerality, a touch of anise and a floral topnote redolent of white lilies. On the palate the wine is vibrant, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a rock solid core of fruit, superb mineral drive and cut, snappy acids and great balance on the long and zesty finish. Great juice."