Established in 1840 by oak vats producer Jean Febvre, Maison Simonnet-Febvre is a traditional house of Chablis, the most northern sub-region of Burgundy.
Louis-Fabrice Latour (president and owner of the famous and historic Maison Louis Latour) always wished to have his own vineyards in Chablis and to be a relevant producer in this that is one of the most famous white wine producing regions of the world. In 2003 Louis-Fabrice accomplished his dream when Maison Louis Latour acquired Simonnet-Febvre.
Due to its long history and extensive knowledge on northern Burgundy vineyards, naturally Simonnet-Febvre has become the arm of Maison Louis Latour specialized in the production of Chablis and also other wines from the several terroirs of the northern Burgundy.
The Simonnet-Febvre Chablis wines are produced from several vineyards of this fantastic denomination of origin. From Petit Chablis, passing through Chablis Village, Premier Crus (the comapany owns vines in the Premier Cru Mont de Milieu), and culminating in the fantastic Grand Crus (it owns vines in the Grand Cru Les Preuses). Their Chablis are typical examples of that terroir characterized by cold climate, gentle hills and soil rich in limestone and clay, called Kimmeridgian, a soil of the Jurassic era, formed by shells of fossilized sea animals. Maybe it comes from that fact the intimate relation between Chablis and oysters…
Besides Chablis, Maison Simonnet-Febvre also produces excellent Crémants de Bourgogne. In fact, presently, it is the only house in Chablis region that takes advantage of such perfect terroir to produce Crémants de Bourgogne, which actually mute many Champagnes of famous brands.