2020 Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru "Montmains", Burgundy, France

The “Montmains” site is an extension of the 1er Cru “Les Forets” towards the northeast of the 1er Cru slope. In this instance, the soil has a higher percentage of clay in the mix which produces a more full-bodied wine, strict and structured, marked by earthier notes to the nose and on the palate.

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ABOUT THIS WINE

Extending the forests towards the north-east, Les Montmains, on a very clayey and deep soil gives strict and closed wines, which give them an excellent aptitude for ageing. The Dauvissats own about one and one-quarter hectares of vineyards within “Montmains”.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

Jean Dauvissat, and his son Sébastien, are the most recent in an extended line of the Dauvissat family that has been in possession of this notable domaine since 1899. The cave is positioned under the family house which dates from the 17th century and where the road to the hamlet of Chichée begins. The first formal bottling of wines under the Dauvissat label occurred on a limited scale in 1963. The physical expansion of the domaine under his management, along with ever-increasing quality and accompanying renown, has resulted in the cessation of sales to negociants and the bottling of the entire annual production of approximately 50,000 bottles.

The estate encompasses slightly less than 10 hectares of vineyards. The Grand Cru vineyards are south-facing; the 1er Cru vineyards have a full southeast exposure; and the village property faces northwest. All are hillside sites with an “argilo-calcaire” soil composition heavily marked by small stones that provide for excellent drainage. Of course, the entire vineyard surface is underlain by the Kimmeridgian limestone that makes Chablis one of the most unique wine-producing areas in the world.

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Grape(s) Chardonnay
Farming Sustainable