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

Amongst the 1er Crus at the Dauvissat domaine, the “Vaillons” is perhaps the most typical “Chablisien” with its clear reference to the Kimmeridgian subsoils … an intensely mineral wine with a persistent finish.


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This Climate is enthroned in the centre of the Grand Côte, south-west of Chablis, facing south-south-east, on a very limestone subsoil, expressing all the mineral typicity of Chablis wines. It produces a generous, fleshy and incisive wine, more complex and ample when it comes to the “Vieilles Vignes” cuvée. The Dauvissat holdings are slightly in excess of 4 hectares with seven-tenths of a hectare being devoted to the old vines planting.


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.


Grape(s) Chardonnay
Farming Sustainable