Dauvissat is an incredibly famous name in Chablis due to one man; Vincent Dauvissat. While Didier is only a cousin of Vincent he did his apprenticeship and worked at Domaine Vincent Dauvissat. Being a huge fan of Vincent Dauvissat’s wines and having tasted at both Domaines I see a certain parallel between the two producers wines. That parallel is a certain ‘cooling’ or ‘airiness’ to their wines, akin to going for a morning run on a brisk spring or Autumn morning along the Serein river in Chablis. If you haven’t been to Chablis then it can be likened to the beautiful fresh air of a snow field or the Victorian high country.
The Domaine totals 10 ha. 3.5 ha of which is Petit Chablis, 4.5 ha of Chablis and 2 ha of 1er Cru Beauroy.
Aromas of white flowers (hawthorn, acacia) mixed with notes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit) on mineral background (flint, flint). The palate is lively and light, balanced in acidity. This enthusiastic attack continues with a pleasant roundness. Its iodized breath belongs to the characters of the country. Its weight matches its freshness to offer the palate a lingering sensation.