Agnès, Didier and son Florent, are classic producers to the utmost degree. We saw their 17s fly, with lots of repeat buys. 2018 is a fantastic vintage, some let the warm weather diminish the Chablis quality however Agnès et Didier Dauvissat has made spectacular examples.
Didier is a distant cousin of Vincent Dauvissat, yet worked and trained at the Domaine. Son Florent has worked at Copain in Healdsburg, California, and with Frederic Mugnier in Chambolle-Musigny. It’s obvious to me that he is a very thoughtful winemaker.
Their Petit Chablis is fresh and stony; their Chablis AC is also fresh and stony but with magnificent structure and breadth, and is quite masculine in the most Chablis way possible. Their Premier Cru vineyard Beauroy lies within their township of Beine, the wine itself is so detailed, whilst light on its feet and airy. An important note here is that the Dauvissat family have absolutely nailed the picking dates for their fruit. So they have an additional ‘zip’ of acidity and freshness that can be lacking with a lot of other 2018 Chablis.