Caves Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat 2018 'Saint-Pierre' Chablis AOC

Caves Jean et Sebastien Dauvissat 2018 'Saint-Pierre' Chablis AOC

Item Number: 14840

UPC: 0-855152001463

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Sub Region: Chablis
Appellation/AVA: Chablis AOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Soil Type: Limestone

Dauvissat’s village level Chablis is produced from 15- to 20-year-old vines planted in five different parcels: two next to premier cru Montmains, two near premier cru Montée de Tonnerre, and one in the commune of Préhy. In contrast with the premier and grand crus, Saint-Pierre Chablis is vinified and aged entirely in steel tanks, and bottled after one year. This 2018 bears the vintage’s solar character, with richly textured fruit and a sense of concentration imbued by the latter part of the season’s drought conditions. Still, the terroir’s inimitable seashell minerality emerges, and will only magnify with age.

Vintage Notes from Burghound 10/2019: "The always laconic Sébastien Dauvissat described 2018 as a 'very surprising vintage because after three months in the middle of the growing season of essentially no rain I never expected the volumes that we brought in! I'm not complaining mind you as both 2016 and 2017 were very short crops for me. It's hard to explain why this occurred though my theory is that the nights were relatively cool which produced plenty of morning dew, which in turn helped to limit the evaporation from the berries as well as to preserve acidities. Another important factor, which is normally a negative, is that there was some hydric stress that caused the vines, and especially the young vines, to shut down and this also helped to preserve acidities. Typically when this happens the ripening process stops but the temperatures were so warm that the fruit ripened anyway. I chose to being planting on the 3rd of September and the fruit basically couldn't have been any cleaner. Potential alcohols were better than average and while acidities were only average, the pHs were actually very good. Overall, 2018 produced wines that are much more interesting than one might expect based solely on the growing season.'"