2021 is another magnificent vintage for Fevre and accounts for some of the best wines Fevre has ever produced, with stunning examples throughout the entire range. 2021 is also the second vintage since Fevre officially converted to organics after 15 years of practicing at the Domaine. 2021 was a challenging and limited vintage, with frosts hurting yields, resulting in limited quantity. However the fruit that remained was of great quality and made for some classically styled wines that were well received by all.
Montee de Tonnerre from Fevre is typically a bar-setting wine for Chablis, and if you make a good Montee de Tonnerre, it is generally seen as a successful vintage. That is exactly what winemaker Didier Seguier and his team pulled off this year, producing a candidate for one of the top Montee de Tonnerres of the vintage. We always like to give a little perspective when possible, and the '21 MDT from Fevre received the same scores from Burghound and Gilman that Raveneau's version did, which goes for ~$500 a bottle, so let that sink in. This is an extremely good effort from Fevre, and we have low pricing today on this fantastic MDT.
John Gilman 94+ points! "The 2021 William Fèvre Montée de Tonnerre is an outstanding young wine. It delivers fine complexity in its aromatic constellation of pear, green apple, a beautiful base of limestone minerality, dried flowers, lime peel, incipient notes of beeswax and a topnote of anise. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, focused and rock solid at the core, with superb soil signature and cut, impeccable balance and a long, complex and nicely mineral finish. Fine, fine juice."
Burghound 94 points! "A discreet dollop of wood sets off the equally cool and perhaps even slightly more elegant aromas of acacia, citrus, seashore and oyster shell. The sleek and highly sophisticated medium-bodied flavors possess a really lovely texture while delivering superb length on the bitter lemon and mineral-suffused finish. This beautifully balanced yet altogether powerful effort is crystalline in its purity and a wine that should repay a decade plus of keeping. In a word, stunning."