DOMAINE FÉLIX PETIT CHABLIS 2014

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DOMAINE FÉLIX PETIT CHABLIS 2014

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A fine and elegant Petit Chablis.  Feels old-school in sharing the Bourgogne's themes of beeswax, honey and lanolin, away from the sometimes face-ripping austerity of Chablis.  A cushioning of grapefruit and lemon fruit wraps over oyster shell and flint.  Aromatics of white flowers add further dimension, as does a briny tang to close.  A pleasant glass to glasser.

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Domaine Félix & Fils

Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc?!  Beautiful Burgundy done differently

Considering Pinot Noir a solid variety for Rosé, Felix couldn’t have been happier on tracking down his Burgundian namesake to find they indeed excelled at this style.  Happier also to find them farming less appreciated appellations which correspondingly sell for substantially less than the big communes, supporting our continued campaign of sourcing interesting wines at the value end.

Tracing winemaking history back to the 1600s, today’s phase of the Félix family’s operation took root in 1981 with Hervé Félix taking over the domaine.  Holdings quickly expanded from 11 to 31 hectares, bottling was now done at the domaine, and vineyard chemical use was greatly reduced, to culture raisonée methodology (chemicals only used when absolutely necessary to save a crop) from the early 2000s.