A distinctive mineral dimension makes this the most edgy, salty and characterful Chablis Dauvissat makes. There is a certain finesse to this as well - truly showing its 1er Cru status. Long exquisite flavours of citrus, stones, rock salt and crushed oyster shell. From a specific parcel with Vaillons but so different, so much more mineral.
Vincent started helping his father René in 1976 and, during the last decade, has gradually taken control of viticulture and winemaking. For him, the ultimate goal is to harvest healthy grapes that are fully ripe and concentrated which, he declares, can only be achieved consistently by hard work in the vineyard. His passion for wine enables him to put this work ethic into practice with real vigour - close pruning the vines (40 years old on average) during the growing season to restrict yields, hand harvesting at vintage time and ruthlessly discarding any rotten or split grapes. His vinification and maturation methods see him join the small band of Chablis producers who employ oak. The wines are vinifi ed and aged in a mixture of steel vats and 6- to 8-year-old wooden barrels. The wood is old and therefore doesn’t stamp any oak flavour onto the wines but does give them an extra depth of fl avour and density of body, whilst still retaining their unique identities. These are intensely terroir-driven, mineral wines of such concentration that they take longer than most to reach their best, though they are every bit worth the wait.