2019 Laurent Tribut Chablis 1er Cru "Beauroy", Burgundy, France

The 2018 Chablis Beauroy 1er Cru bides its time on the nose, eventually, almost reluctantly offering oyster shell and light mandarin aromas, and a touch of melted candle wax in the background. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity.



From a 1.8 ha parcel that is divided roughly 50/50 between Beauroy proper and Côte de Troëmes. As is often the case with this wine there is a touch of exotic fruit in the form of white peach, apricot and melon nuances on the petrol-infused nose. The caressing and quite rounded medium-bodied flavors also possess a refreshing salinity on the solidly persistent and complex finale. I usually prefer the Côte de Léchet to the Beauroy but in 2018 it would appear that the latter has a small edge though.


When Laurent Tribut married Marie-Clotilde Dauvissat, the daughter of René Dauvissat, he joined the family´s winemaking tradition. Long ago, the Dauvissats purchased excellent AOC Chablis vineyards adjoining their own premier crus to give their children the opportunity to become viticulturists. Laurent and Marie-Clotilde have used those vineyards to do just that. Together with their children, Laurent and Marie-Clotilde live only a few miles from Vincent Dauvissat, in a large, restored farmhouse with vineyards behind the property. Today, their daughter Solange has joined the family business as a talented winemaker in her own right.


Grape(s) Chardonnay
Farming Sustainable