“Jean Dauvissat, and his son Sebastian, 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. The first formal bottling of wines under the Dauvissat label occurred on a limited scale in 1963. Since his father’s passing Sebastien and Evelyne Dauvissat run the domaine.
The domaine encompasses slightly less than 10 hectares of vineyards. They own about 6.5 hectares prmier cru vineyards, mostly in “Vaillons” including 0.75ha of “vielle vignes”, vines that are 40 to 65 years old! They also own 0.75 hectares of Grand Cru vines and the rest, facing north west are the source of the Villages level wines. The cellar is completely up to date with the latest equipment but winemaking is traditional. Most of the 1er cru and Villages wines are fermented and raised in stainless steel while the Grand Cru and Vielle Vignes Vaillons is fermented and aged oak, about 25% new oak.” The Importer
ratings and reviews
92-94 points Vinous
The 2019 Chablis Vaillons 1er Cru has a very fragrant bouquet with yellow flowers flanking the sensual citrus and orange peel scents. Very harmonious. The palate is well balanced with a slightly honeyed texture on the entry. A fine bitter edge counters the richness that defines the finish. A slightly more opulent style from Dauvissat… but still Chablis. (NM)
91 points Allen Meadows – Burghound
A classic Chablis nose features notes of oyster shell, iodine and mineral reduction on the ripe but fresh white aromas of passion fruit and pear where a background whiff of phenolic character is discernible. The rich yet racy saliva-inducing medium weight flavors possess equally good length and balance. This firm effort will also need to add depth over the next 6 to 8 years. *Burghound Outstanding!”