- WinemakerFlorent Dauvissat
Agnes et Didier Dauvissat Petit Chablis 2020
There’s just not enough Chablis in the world today – especially following a string of exceptional, though low-yielding, vintages. We're just blown away to have this beautiful, classic Petit Chablis at BY FAR the best price in the U.S.!
Seriously, we’re talking $17 LESS than the only other two retailers in the U.S.! $27.95 is a steal for any chardonnay of this sort of quality, and we’re thrilled to have recently discovered this tiny producer. Agnès and Didier Dauvissat’s 13-hectare property is based in the village of Beine, just about 10 minutes west of Chablis. While they have attracted a fair share of critical praise since their inception in 1987, they are without question the least famous among the myriad Dauvissat producers (at least for now!).
The Domaine is currently run by the second generation, Florent Dauvissat. His connections got him an opportunity to train in the cellars at the far more famous Vincent Dauvissat, as his father Didier, is Vincent’s cousin. By Burgundy standards, this now 35-year-old Domaine is still in its infancy, but with the handful of wines we’ve tasted thus far – the future is shaping up to be fantastic! This is their smallest production, only about 400 cases total, from their 3.5-hectare holdings in Petit Chablis. The fruit hails from several south-facing, old vine parcels near Beine and just above the cluster of Chablis’ seven Grand Crus. All of the fruit is fermented in stainless steel, before aging exclusively in neutral barrels at a minimum of seven years old. Tasted side by side, we actually preferred this Petit Chablis over their Chablis offering...fresher, brighter, and just flat-out TASTY!
The wine boasts classic notes of fine Chablis – weight without heaviness, tension, verve, and crunchy textures...everything is in place at a price that leaves you shaking your head in joyous confusion. Flavors of brioche dough, lemon cream, crushed seashell…nicely balanced fruits, minerals, and weight. This wine will hold its own with Premier Cru Chablis at twice the price, truly. Not as much as we would like, and sure to move very, very quickly. While it lasts!