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2012 Vincent Dauvissat, Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos

Vinous

96

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Regular price $419
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2012 Vincent Dauvissat, Chablis Grand Cru, Les Clos

Vinous

96

Burghound

94

CellarTracker

93
Regular price $419
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While we had the short-lived quest for steely Chablis, there have largely only been two camps among collectors: Raveneau and Dauvissat. Both superb, Dauvissat is the more traditional, classic Chablis style that every new producer seems to aspire to.

Vincent Dauvissat

Since Vincent joined his father Rene in the 1970s, the Dauvissat label has been a beacon of quality to every drinker and collector. Blessed with enviable holdings from Petit-Chablis through to the Grand Crus of Clos and Preuses, Dauvissat crafts wines of inimitable quality and longevity.

Les Clos and Les Preuses are two of the top Grand Crus in all of Chablis, yes; Premier Cru La Forêt, (otherwise known as "Forest") has a similar outlay with the classic Kimmeridgian soils and cool climate, generating the same sort of density and honeyed essence that the Grand Crus possess.

Other Premier Crus in the range - Sechet, Montmains, Vaillons - are vivid and vibrant; the village Chablis comes from nearby La Forêt and the Petit Chablis is often the latest to be harvested as it sits just above Les Clos at high elevation.

The grpaes are crushed while still whole-cluster, preserving natural pH levels; fermentations are then carried out in enamel-lined tanks and some barrels, then aged in 6-8 year old barrels. Barrel aging is important for the style as they do not aim for reduction but rather ample oxygen interchange for their developing wines.

There is also a Dauvissat-Camus label, where the wines are made identically; the vines are simply owned by other members of the Dauvissat family.

Meet the Producer

Vincent Dauvissat

While we had the short-lived quest for steely Chablis, there have largely only been two camps among collectors: Raveneau and Dauvissat. Both superb, Dauvissat is the more traditional, classic Chablis style that every new producer seems to aspire to.

Since Vincent joined his father Rene in the 1970s, the Dauvissat label has been a beacon of quality to every drinker and collector. Blessed with enviable holdings from Petit-Chablis through to the Grand Crus of Clos and Preuses, Dauvissat crafts wines of inimitable quality and longevity.

Les Clos and Les Preuses are two of the top Grand Crus in all of Chablis, yes; Premier Cru La Forêt, (otherwise known as "Forest") has a similar outlay with the classic Kimmeridgian soils and cool climate, generating the same sort of density and honeyed essence that the Grand Crus possess.

Other Premier Crus in the range - Sechet, Montmains, Vaillons - are vivid and vibrant; the village Chablis comes from nearby La Forêt and the Petit Chablis is often the latest to be harvested as it sits just above Les Clos at high elevation.

The grpaes are crushed while still whole-cluster, preserving natural pH levels; fermentations are then carried out in enamel-lined tanks and some barrels, then aged in 6-8 year old barrels. Barrel aging is important for the style as they do not aim for reduction but rather ample oxygen interchange for their developing wines.

There is also a Dauvissat-Camus label, where the wines are made identically; the vines are simply owned by other members of the Dauvissat family.


Vinous

Vinous

96

Bright medium yellow color; deeper than the '14. Pure and mineral-driven on the nose but much less expressive today than the 2014, hinting at lemon, grapefruit and various shades of stone. Offers more weight on entry than the 2014, then quite penetrating and very dry in the middle palate, dominated by lemony citricity and powdered stone. This brilliant calcaire wine finishes dusty, tactile and firm, with a hint of youthful bitterness. Showing little easy sweetness or early appeal, this very dry, salty wine can't match the '14 for its impeccable early balance but it should age for a long time despite its average acidity. (Dauvissat described the yield here as not a big crop due to a moderately successful flowering during cool, humid weather; between 40 and 45 hectoliters per hectare, about like 2014; acidity between 3.9 and 4.0 grams per liter; harvested on September 24):

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Vinous

Vinous

96

Bright medium yellow color; deeper than the '14. Pure and mineral-driven on the nose but much less expressive today than the 2014, hinting at lemon, grapefruit and various shades of stone. Offers more weight on entry than the 2014, then quite penetrating and very dry in the middle palate, dominated by lemony citricity and powdered stone. This brilliant calcaire wine finishes dusty, tactile and firm, with a hint of youthful bitterness. Showing little easy sweetness or early appeal, this very dry, salty wine can't match the '14 for its impeccable early balance but it should age for a long time despite its average acidity. (Dauvissat described the yield here as not a big crop due to a moderately successful flowering during cool, humid weather; between 40 and 45 hectoliters per hectare, about like 2014; acidity between 3.9 and 4.0 grams per liter; harvested on September 24):