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​Château Lafite Rothschild Owners Buy Domaine William Fèvre in Chablis

The owners of Château Latour and Château Lafite Rothschild have made a deal over a Chablis winery. Artémis Domaines, the French wine company that includes Latour and is owned by the Pinault family, announced that it has agreed to sell top Chablis producer Domaine William Fèvre to Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite (DBR Lafite) for an undisclosed sum.

Fèvre is DBR La...

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History

Ever since his first harvest in 1959, William Fevre has been a fervent defender of the Chablis appellation, taking care to preserve the subtle, inherent terroir of each of his parcels – a rare collection of five of the seven Grands Crus. The estate, now owned the by champagne house, Henriot, is managed by Didier Séguier, whose arrival in 1998 has taken winemaking to another level.

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Winemaking

Didier Séguier favours an earlier harvest and uses small boxes (max weight of 13kg) to protect grapes from crushing. 

The modern, gravity-fed winery works swiftly and the fine lees obtained during cold settling are used to naturally provoke the fermentations. 50-70% of the Grands Crus will spend 4-6 months in oak barrels (average 6 years old) before finishing their elevage, on fine lees, in tank. Séguier seeks a gentle exchange of oxygen th...

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