In 1840, Jean Febvre, a barrel cooper from Montbard, created the winery that is now known as Simonnet-Febvre.
At the time, it was specialised in making sparkling wines and is still to this day the only house in Chablis to produce Crémant de Bourgogne.
In 2003, Simonnet-Febvre was bought by the Beaune négociant, Louis Latour. The company is now run by Jean-Philippe Archambaud, whose extensive experience in other areas of France and Australia, gives him the insight to modernise and restore the reputation of this historic property.
Wines characterised by their puritySimonnet-Febvre’s winemaking is now located in a modern winery in the outskirts of Chablis. After gravity clarification, juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve aromas and elegance. Wines are aged on fine lees and bottled 18 months after the harvest.
Archambaud’s positive impact can be felt, as the wines have gone from strength to strength, characterised by their purity. The development of Simonnet-Febvre will be fascinating to observe.
Owner : Louis Latour
Director & oenologist : Jean-Philippe Archambaud
30 Route de Saint Bris
89530 Chitry Le Fort
Tel. : +33 3 86 98 99 00
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