2022 Domaine Vincent Dauvissat La Forest 1er Cru Chablis

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  • "One of Chablis' Best-Known Growers" ~Wine Spectator
  • "A Brilliant Wine in the Making" ~96 Robert Parker
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About the Wine

Established in the 1920s by Robert Dauvissat and refined over three generations, this esteemed domaine continues to captivate the palates of wine connoisseurs and critics alike.  

The journey of Domaine Vincent Dauvissat began nearly a century ago, with Robert Dauvissat laying the foundation for what would become a beacon of Chablis winemaking. His son, René, solidified the Domaine's reputation, and today, Vincent Dauvissat carries the torch with unwavering dedication and passion. 

Spanning 30 acres of prime vineyard land, Vincent Dauvissat's holdings are a testament to the unique and coveted terroir of Chablis. The La Forest vineyard, in particular, boasts a perfect southern exposure and Kimmeridgian soil, renowned for producing wines of exceptional minerality and depth. The vines, with an average age of 40 years, yield grapes that are hand-harvested and meticulously selected to ensure only the finest fruit makes it into the bottle.

Vincent Dauvissat's winemaking philosophy is rooted in tradition and respect for nature. Employing sustainable, organic, and biodynamic farming methods, Vincent allows the vineyard to express itself fully. The vinification process is equally careful, with fermentation taking place in a combination of enameled steel vats and aged oak barrels. This approach imparts a subtle complexity to the wine, enhancing its natural flavors without overshadowing them.

Critics and connoisseurs agree: the 2022 La Forest 1er Cru Chablis is a wine of exceptional caliber, a masterpiece in the glass. It stands shoulder to shoulder with grand cru offerings, delivering depth, complexity, and a unique sense of place. 

Due to the high demand among France’s top restaurateurs, Domaine Vincent Dauvissat wines are a rare find on the international market. The 2022 La Forest 1er Cru Chablis is no exception. 

Tasting Notes: 100% Chardonnay.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.

Reviews

A brilliant wine in the making, Dauvissat's 2022 Chablis 1er Cru La Forest unfurls in the glass with youthfully reductive scents of citrus oil, crisp stone fruit, white flowers, oyster shell and subtle hints of orange blossom. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, with superb depth at the core and an electric finish, this cuvée has navigated the vintage's extremes with ease. ~96 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

More volume and concentration without the pucker and rockiness typical of the Montee de Tonnerre. This is a real crowd pleaser. A confluence of stone and orchard fruit on the palate. It shows old-vine power from a warmer site. While this is an ersatz grand cru for many, this doesn't quite deliver the clarity of some of its siblings. ~94 James Suckling

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