2018 Vincent Dauvissat Chablis 1er Cru Sechet

Mineral, tightly-wound, super rare Chablis from the legendary Vincent Dauvissat.

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Sechet is actually a small part of the Vaillons Premier Cru but a a 'climat' in its own right.

Located on the cool upper slopes on the western side of the Serein river, it is a site that is famous for producing laser-like, minerally wines that can look very austere in their youth.

Dauvissat's oxidative handling and use of oak in maturation has some softening effect but this is pure, limey, oyster-shell vibrant Chablis.

Definitely one for the cellar.

A Domaine that needs no introduction. Vincent Dauvissat along with Francois Raveneau are to most the benchmark Domaine's of this superb region. The first wines labelled under Dauvissat were released in 1931 by Vincent's grandfather Robert. Vincent himself took over the reigns in 1970 and in fact now has his own children who are involved, Ghislain and Etiennette.

The Domaine has been working with Biodynamics since 2002 across all their vineyards which include Petit and Village Chablis, 1er Cru Vaillons,1er Cru Sechets,1er Cru La Forets and the Grand Cru sites of Les Clos and Les Preuses. A key part of their style is the use of barrels in the elevage of their wines. Primary fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks with a small proportion dependent on the vineyard into barrel. Post fermentation the majority of the wines pend from 6 to 18 months in barrel, the majority of which is seasoned, neutral oak.

91 Points - "This too possesses fine Chablis typicity with its array of sea breeze and iodine along with the hallmark citrus scents of a classic Séchet. There is a wonderful sense of underlying tension to the mineral-driven middle weight flavors that exhibit slightly better depth and length on the well-balanced, crisp and chiseled finale. This is dry to the point of engendering a touch of youthful austerity and thus a wine that will need at least a few years of patience. Outstanding!" - Allen Meadows (Burghound0

94 Points - " Vincent Dauvissat's holdings in this comparatively rare Premier Cru are now down to 0.4ha because of family inheritance, but this remains the tightest and most austere of his wines, sourced from a vineyard with very meagre soils. Saline, savoury and restrained, with old vine concentration and notes of umami and almond paste. Drinking Window 2021 - 2030." - Tim Atkin (Decanter)

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